Associations Welcome Bill to Expand MTM Services

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association here endorsed the Medication Therapy Management Expanded Benefits Act of 2010, authored and introduced by U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Tuesday.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores and the National Community Pharmacists Association here endorsed the Medication Therapy Management Expanded Benefits Act of 2010, authored and introduced by U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Tuesday. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., is an original cosponsor of the bill.

The bill aims to enhance pharmacist-provided medication therapy management services — first codified into law in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 — for Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries by opening MTM services to patients suffering with any chronic condition or disease.

The bill is the Senate’s companion to H.R. 3108, the Medication Therapy Management Benefits Act of 2009, introduced by Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., last year, and endorsed by NACDS and NCPA.