2017 Pinnacle Award Recipient


Group Practice - Health System - Corperation Award


Optimizing medication use in pursuit of the Triple Aim and advancing the profession of pharmacy are key tenants of the HealthPartners Medication Therapy Management (MTM) Program. This Minnesota-based, integrated health organization provides both care delivery and plan functions through a network of community and clinic-based pharmacists. The Triple Aim goals of this program promote improvement across patient/member experience, health outcomes, and affordability. HealthPartners was the first health plan in the state of 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 1:1 MTM services with a pharmacist, either in office, telephonically or at the member’s 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. Additionally, HealthPartners has been able to eliminate “double documentation” by implementing a standard data solution which allows multiple electronic health record systems to transmit critical MTM information to the health plan. The organization recognizes the importance and value of integrated care, and the impact pharmacists can have on medication-related outcomes. HealthPartners has consistently demonstrated that comprehensive medication management improves clinical outcomes, reduces the total cost of care, and provides an outstanding patient/member experience.

To learn more about HealthPartners MTM Program, visit https://www.healthpartners.com/provider-public/pharmacy-services/mtm-ser...


2017 Pinnacle Award: Group Practice