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For General Practitioners

Home Medicines Reviews

A Home Medicines Review (HMR) (also referred to as a DMMR) is a way for you to use the knowledge and skills of a qualified and trained accredited clinical pharmacist to review your patients medications to ensure they are being used effectively whilst avoiding any unwanted side effects or harm.

An HMR is available to anyone living independently who is at risk of experiencing medication misadventure. An HMR is free for Australian residents that have a current Medicare or Department of Veteran’s Affairs card.

The need for a Home Medicines Review service is determined by the GP or medical specialist in consultation with their patient. Ward MM Clinical Pharmacists are fully reimbursed by Government to deliver one comprehensive medication review, and up to two follow up reviews, within a 9 month time-frame.

Also check out our information on: MBS Billing Advice for GPs, Consumer Flyer: HMRs and RMMR and HMR Program Changes

Who needs a Home Medicines Review?

HMR services are appropriate when the patients might be at risk of harm. Examples can include:

Medicines don’t appear to be having the desired effect.

Medicines don’t appear to be having the desired effect.

Change in medical condition or abilities (including falls, cognition, physical function).

Change in medical condition or abilities (including falls, cognition, physical function).

Taking high-risk medications (e.g. opioids, psychotropics, insulin, anticoagulants, antibiotics, NSAIDs).

Taking high-risk medications (e.g. opioids, psychotropics, insulin, anticoagulants, antibiotics, NSAIDs).

Experiencing symptoms that might be due to a drug reaction (e.g. dizziness, difficulty swallowing, swelling, rash, body aches).

Experiencing symptoms that might be due to a drug reaction (e.g. dizziness, difficulty swallowing, swelling, rash, body aches).

Recent discharge from hospital after an unplanned admission.

Recent discharge from hospital after an unplanned admission.

Significant change to your medications.

Significant change to your medications.

Difficulty in taking medication.

Difficulty in taking medication.

Key stages of a Home Medicines Review

There are four key stages within a Home Medicines Review that ensures the best results.

How do I refer a patient for Home Medicines Review?

Download the GP referral form above and discuss the benefits of HMR with your patient.

Ward MM can support you in the process if required. Just get in touch.

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