MEDICATION THERAPY MANAGEMENT
What is Medication Therapy Management?
If you’re in a Medicare drug plan and you have complex health needs, you may be able to
participate in a Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program. MTM is a service offered by
Zing Choice IL (HMO) at no additional cost to you! The MTM program is required by the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is not considered a benefit. This
program helps you and your doctor make sure that your medications are working. It also helps us
identify and reduce possible medication problems.
How do I qualify for MTM?
To take part in this program, you must meet certain criteria set forth in part by CMS. These
criteria are used to identify people who have multiple chronic diseases and are at risk for
medication-related problems. If you meet these criteria, we will send you a letter inviting you to
participate in the program and information about the program, including how to access the
program. Your enrollment in MTM is voluntary and does not affect Medicare coverage for drugs
covered under Medicare.
To qualify for Zing Choice IL (HMO)’s MTM program, you must meet ALL of the following
1.Have at least 3 of the following conditions or diseases:
- Bone Disease-Arthritis-Osteoarthritis
- Chronic Non-Cancer Pain
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
2. Take at least 8 covered Part D maintenance medications
3. Are likely to have Part D-covered drug costs of at least $4,255 per year.
What is included in the program?
To help reduce the risk of possible medication problems, the MTM program offers two types of
clinical review of your medications:
Targeted Medication Review (TMR): at least quarterly, we will review all your
prescription medications and contact you, your caregiver, your pharmacist, and/or your
doctor if we detect a potential problem.
Comprehensive Medication Review (CMR): at least once per year, we offer a free
discussion and review of all of your medications by a pharmacist or other health
professional to help you use your medications safely. This review, or CMR, is provided
to you confidentially via telephone by pharmacies operated by SinfoníaRx. The CMR
may also be provided in person or via telehealth at your provider’s office, pharmacy, or
long-term care facility. If you or your caregiver are not able to participate in the CMR,
this review may be completed directly with your provider. These services are provided
on behalf of Zing Choice IL (HMO). This review requires about 30 minutes of your time.
Following the review, you will get a written summary of this call, which you can take
with you when you talk with your doctors. This summary includes:
- Medication Action Plan (MAP): The action plan has steps you should take to help
you get the best results from your medications.
- Personal Medication List (PML): The medication list will help you keep track of
your medications and how to use them the right way.
To obtain a blank copy of the Personal Medication List (PML) that can help you and your health
care providers keep track of the medications you are taking, click here.
If you take many medications for more than one chronic health condition and would like to see
if you’re eligible for MTM, or for more information, please contact Customer Service at