CMS ADVANCED CALL LETTER, IMPACT ON MTM PROGRAM SUBMISSION
CMS recently released the 2018 Advance Call Letter for Medicare Part D Programs. Submissions for the Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program are due May 1, 2017. The MTM program is the perfect place to gain experience with and understand the status of new quality metrics. Including in some form (either as part of your program identification or design), the quality metrics entering Display or STAR status benefits a Medicare Advantage Program by:
Improving the value (ROI) of MTM interactions
Provides the Plan with advanced understanding of the status of a population
Prepares the plan to address the quality metric at a population level
Here are a few quality metric highlights that the folks at CSS believe fit well into an MTM program, and might be used to guide MTM program submission over the next few months.