Medication Therapy Management
Medication therapy management (MTM) is medical care that aims to optimize drug therapy and better the therapeutic outcomes for patients. Using MTM, a health care professional – like a UnityPoint at Home pharmacist – will check in to make sure a patient is taking his or her medications as prescribed and to verify that the patient is following health and wellness guidelines. Additionally, the pharmacist checks for any medication-related problems like negative reactions and side effects.
The misuse of medication presents a serious issue in health care across the country. Medication-related problems in the United States cost $177.4 billion each year. More than 700,000 ER visits annually are caused by incorrect use of medication. Of those visits, 120,000 result in hospital admission. Aiming to reduce these numbers, UnityPoint at Home Specialty Pharmacy provides all patients with specialized medication therapy management.