Medication Therapy Management Program Improvements - Standardized Format (CMS-10396)

OMB 0938-1154

OMB 0938-1154

The MMA of 2003 under title 42 CFR Part 423, Subpart D, established the requirements that Part D sponsors must meet with regard to medication therapy management (MTM) programs. Beginning in 2010, sponsors must offer an interactive, person-to-person comprehensive medication review (CMR) by a pharmacist or other qualified provider at least annually. A CMR is a review of a beneficiary's medications, including prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications, herbal therapies, and dietary supplements, which is intended to aid in assessing medication therapy and optimizing patient outcomes. Sponsors must summarize the CMR and provide an individualized written or printed summary to the beneficiary. The burden associated with the time and effort necessary for Part D sponsors to conduct CMRs with written summaries was estimated previously (RIN 0938-AP77, OCN: 0938-0964).The ACA under Section 10328 specifies that the Secretary, in consultation with relevant stakeholders, develop a standardized format for the action plan and written or printed summary that are given to beneficiaries as a result of their CMRs. The standardized format will replace whatever formats Part D sponsors are using for their written CMR summaries and action plans prior to 2013. Beginning in January, 2013, Part D sponsors will collect information required by the new standardized format, and provide that information to Medicare beneficiaries after their CMRs on forms that comply with the requirements specified by CMS for the standardized format (RIN 0938-AQ00). The use of the standardized format will support a uniform and consistent level of MTMP communications with beneficiaries, improve the ability of beneficiaries to understand and manage their medications safely and effectively, and support improved healthcare outcomes and lower overall healthcare costs. The final standardized format will be posted in the 2013 Call Letter for implementation by Part D sponsors in January 2013.

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