The University is introducing a new UPlan program called Medication
Therapy Management (MTM) that is available beginning next week. It is
intended for eligible UPlan members who take four or more covered
medications or have a referral from their physician. UPlan members will
receive the U & Your Benefits newsletter with detailed information
about MTM this week.
For those of you who are not familiar with Medication Therapy Management, it is an assessment by an MTM-qualified pharmacist during which the pharmacist meets face-to-face with the member to review the member's health status, assess his or her medication use, and develop a treatment plan to share with the member and his or her primary care physician. Members who participate in MTM are encouraged to meet with their MTM pharmacist three times (or more as needed) during the first year and two times during each subsequent year.
is no cost to members for the MTM visits, and those who participate
will receive a six-month copay reduction on their Generic Plus and
Brand medications. All Generic Plus medications will be reduced from $8
to $0, and all Brand Formulary medications from $20 to $12. Members who
begin participation between the start of the program and the end of
June will receive the copay reduction through December 31, 2009.
To learn more about the UPlan MTM program, a PDF is attached of the "U & Your Benefits" newsletter that describes the MTM program and also includes pharmacy and wellness program information.
We have included the Web site address, www.umn.edu/ohr/benefits/pharmacy/mtm/, and encourage you to visit the site to find the following materials on the Web page:
- The Member Participation Agreement that is signed by the member and MTM pharmacist and sent to RxAmerica for processing the copay reduction
- The Directory of Pharmacists that lists the network of pharmacists and locations. Because MTM pharmacists are not in each clinic or pharmacy, members can go to any MTM pharmacist, regardless of the clinic, pharmacy, or health plan they have selected.
- The UMConnect presentation with additional information about medication therapy management
- The UPlan MTM Frequently Asked Questions. If you or employees in your area have questions that you think should be included in the FAQs, please let us know.
Call the Employee Benefits Service Center at 612-624-9090 or 1-800-756-2363, press option 2, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions you have on the MTM benefit.
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