Today, the Health system in all countries carries the burden of increased health care costs due to; multiple chronic conditions, complex medication therapies, high prescription costs, and multiple prescribers. That’s why MTM services was introduced in USA in 2014 to decrease the out of pocket costs for drugs.
Medication therapy management (MTM) is a distinct advanced service or group of services that optimizes therapeutic outcomes for individual patients. MTM services are independent of, but can occur in association with, supplying a medication.
MTM seeks to augment patient care by improving collaboration among healthcare professionals and enhancing communication between patients and their healthcare team
Any patient using prescription or nonprescription medications, could potentially benefit from MTM services, especially if medication-related problems are discovered or suspected.
MTM empowers patients to optimize medication use for improved healthcare outcomes and encourages them to be active participants in their health care, and more knowledgeable and responsible for their health and medication use.