Making Medication Therapy Management a Cornerstone of Community-Based Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Other Forms of Dementia
Publication Date: November 2006
Publisher(s): Medicare Rights Center
Coverage: New York
People with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia have a particular need for medication thearpy management (MTM) services that improve compliance with drug regimens and address inappropriate prescribing. All Medicare Part D plans are required to establish medication therapy management programs, but plans have generally favored eligibility criteria, modes of delivery and enrollment models that are ill-suited to people with dementia. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should take a proactive stance to encourage the development of medication therapy management programs that meet the needs of people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, particularly those who reside in the community.