Medication Therapy Management Program (MTMP)

Want to get the greatest benefit from your medication?

Check out the Alterwood Advantage Medication Therapy Management Program (MTMP). MTMP helps you with understanding your medication(s) and using them safely. By following your prescribed medication(s), we anticipate you will:

  • Improve your overall health and well-being
  • Adopt good medication use habits and optimize adherence
  • Avoid or decrease drug-related side effects and adverse events such as a visit to the emergency room or admission to the hospital.

Do you qualify for the MTMP?

If so, at no cost to you, we will automatically enroll you in the Alterwood Advantage Medication Therapy Management Program (MTMP) if all three (3) conditions apply:

  1. You take eight (8) or more Medicare Part D covered drugs,
  2. You have three or more of these health conditions (Alzheimer’s Disease, Bone Disease-Arthritis-Osteoporosis, Diabetes, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), High Blood Pressure, or High Cholesterol) and
  3. You are likely to reach $4,696 or exceed this amount in your annual prescription drug costs paid by you and the plan.

The MTMP is not a benefit for all members. This program is open only to those who are invited to participate and meet the qualifications described above.  Participation is free of charge, voluntary, and does not affect your coverage. 

Services included in the Medication Therapy Management Program (MTMP)

MTMP provides you with:
Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR)Targeted Medication Review (TMR)
A CMR is a one-on-one discussion with a pharmacist, to answer questions and address concerns you have about the medications you take, including:
  • Prescription drugs

  • Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines

  • Herbal therapies

  • Dietary supplements and vitamins
A TMR is where we mail or fax suggestions to your doctor every three months about prescription drugs that may be safer or work better than your current drugs.
The pharmacist will offer ways to manage your conditions with the drugs you take. If more information is needed, the pharmacist may contact your prescribing doctor. A CMR review takes about 30 minutes and is usually offered once a year—if you qualify. As always, your prescribing doctor will decide whether to consider our suggestions. Your prescription drugs will not change unless you and your doctor decide to change them.
***** At the end of your discussion with the pharmacist, you will receive two (2) documents:
Personal Medication List: A list of the medications you reviewed with the pharmacist during your CMR.Medication Action Plan: This typically includes any suggestions from the pharmacist during your medication review which can be reviewed with your doctor during your next visit.
To track your prescriptions here is a blank copy of the
(Keep these documents and share them with your doctor(s), other health care providers, family, and/or caregivers.)

MTMP FAQs

If you qualify, we will mail you a letter letting you know that you qualify for the MTMP. Soon after, you may receive a call from a partner pharmacy, inviting you to schedule a one-on-one medication review at a convenient time.

If your regular pharmacy chooses to participate in the MTMP, the MTMP pharmacist may be calling from your regular pharmacy. You will be given the option to choose an in-person review or a phone review of your medications.

If your regular pharmacy does not participate in the program, you may be contacted by a MTMP Call Center pharmacist to provide your MTMP review and ensure that you have access to the services if you want to participate. Call Center reviews are conducted by phone.

Different doctors may write prescriptions for you without knowing all the prescription drugs and/or OTC medications, herbal therapies, dietary supplements, and vitamins you take. A pharmacist can:
- Discuss how your prescription drugs may be affected by the OTC medications, herbal therapies, dietary supplements, and vitamins you take. The effectiveness of some medications may also be affected by certain foods you eat.
- Identify side effects that may be caused by the drug itself or interactions between drugs or foods; and offer suggestions to help.
- Help you get the most benefit from all your prescription drugs and OTC medications.
- Review opportunities to help you reduce your prescription drug costs.

Talking with a pharmacist helps benefit you in many ways. The pharmacists can:
- Help confirm that you are taking your prescription medications and OTC drugs safely.
- Give an opportunity to lower your out-of-pocket prescription drug cost by allowing the pharmacist to look for ways to help save you money.

Want to get more information about the Medication Therapy Management Program (MTMP)?

Please contact us if you would like additional information about our MTMP, or if you do not want to participate after being enrolled in the program.  Our toll-free number is 1-866-342-2183 (TTY: 711), 8:30 AM to 6 PM, ET, Monday through Friday.