Minnesota-based HealthPartners Medication Therapy Management Program has won the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation 2017 Pinnacle Award in the Group Practice-Health System-Health Care Corporation category.
The integrated health organization provides both care delivery and plan functions through a network of community and clinic-based pharmacists. It has the triple aim promoting improvement in patient experience, health outcomes, and affordability. It was health plan in Minnesota to provide an MTM benefit for members of its commercial plans in addition to Medicare and Medicaid members. Today, nearly 900,000 HealthPartners members across all 50 states can access MTM services with a pharmacist — either in-office, over the phone or in-home. HealthPartners has developed a pay-for-performance program to incentivize high engagement in its MTM program, and created standards for MTM services through collaboration with the Pharmacy Quality Alliance and other health system entities, APhA said.