Medication Management Program

resourcesManaging medications is a critical step in ensuring quality, comprehensive care and cost-efficiency. The misuse of prescription drugs has a significant impact on the cost of public health, with more than 1.5 million preventable events each year related to inappropriate use of medications. The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy Institute of Therapeutic Innovations and Outcomes runs the Medication Management Program (ITIO-MMP).

By monitoring individual drug regimens, the RxOC can have a significant impact on both health and economic outcomes for plan members and plan sponsors. According to experts associated with the RxOC Medication Management Program, here are some of the ways plan members and plan sponsors benefit.

Plan members benefit by:

  • Personalized medication action plans that include recommendations on cost-effective drug alternatives
  • Education on the safest and most effective ways to use prescribed and non-prescribed medications
  • Identification and resolution of potential medication issues that could lead to adverse effects
  • Prevention of dangerous interactions when combining prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, herbal products, and dietary supplements
  • Collaboration and continuity of care among the patient, pharmacist, physicians, and other health care providers
  • Wellness recommendations, such as immunizations, screenings, smoking cessation, and weight management
  • Improvements in quality of life and treatment outcomes

Plan sponsors benefit by:

  • Medication reconciliations that can reduce emergency visits and hospital stays
  • Interventions that can prevent disease progression and/or development of new conditions
  • Enriched use/navigation of available medical and pharmacy benefits
  • Enhancements in plan member satisfaction
  • Long-term improvements in population health
  • Long-term reductions in total health care costs