Reviewing meds with a pharmacist may boost adherence

Improved adherence: Part of the Star rating composite score

September 21, 2016

Engaging Medicare members associated with improved adherence: Part of the Star rating composite score

How well do medication management therapy (MTM) programs work? This study showed that members who completed comprehensive medication reviews (CMRs), as part of a MTM program, improved the percentage of adherent members. 40% more members were adherent. (Adherence was defined as having a proportion of days covered over 80%.) Adherence was measured for medications to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR) Impact Assessment (Fall 2015)

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