Medication management therapy programs are not as popular as part D plan providers want them to be. These programs are available to anyone that has enrolled into a Medicare part D plan. There are many benefits to being enrolled in this plan but most people avoid them because of bad information. These medication management therapy programs were created to bring information to people and help manage medications better, not limit access to medications.
What Is It?
A medication management therapy program is a program that is designed to help people with chronic medical conditions. This program helps people manage their medications and provides different pieces of information to members so they benefit from the right medications. It’s shocking for most people to learn there may be a better medication available for their condition and no one discussed it with them. These management programs were designed to help anyone that wants it.
Most medication management therapy programs are offered to those that have enrolled into a Medicare part D plan. These programs are normally free and can be used as little or as much as a member wants to use them.
What’s In It for Members?
Medicare part D members that choose to participate in a medication management therapy program can look forward to different benefits. Because these plans are normally offered by the insurance companies and their affiliates, the benefits can vary from plan to plan. There are basic similarities in each program though. Most programs offer members:
These are some of the things that medication management therapy programs can do for those that enroll.
What Can Members Do with This?
With all the information that is given to members about their medications, most wonder what they are supposed to do with it. They don’t know what they can do with all the information they have been given and they don’t know how they will benefit from knowing so much more than they did before.
When a pharmacist calls a member about their medications, their purpose is to make sure members are getting all the benefits of that medication. They want to know that members are taken medications that are the most effective for that condition. There are times that members have been prescribed a medication and it hasn’t worked well for them. Because they trust their doctor, they don’t always tell the truth about the effectiveness of the medication. That is one of the reasons these pharmacists call. They don’t want their members taking a medication that isn’t treating the condition.
After these phone calls, most medication management therapy programs will send a printed version of the conversation as well as a list of suggestions to take to the doctor. These printed items will help make a conversation about medications much easier. Not only will members have something to refer to, they have something they can give to their doctors as well.
Medication management therapy programs are designed to help members be active in their care. These programs will help ensure the best medications available have been prescribed to members and that they are actually effective. Medication management therapy programs are another resource designed to enhance a member’s part d experience.