Medication Therapy Review
Evaluation of patient’s entire medication list (prescriptions,
OTCs, vitamins, supplements, etc) to identify and resolve any problems (duplication, omission, drug interactions, side effects, monitoring, noncompliance, etc).
Utilize emerging data on how a particular patient’s genetic code may impact drug therapy: what medications to avoid, what doses need to be adjusted to achieve optimal outcomes and to avoid side effects and drug interactions.
Evaluation of patient’s particular needs and history of vaccinations to bring patient up to date on recommended routine or travel-related immunizations.
Evaluation and recommendation to address specific issues upon request from physician or patient/ prepresentative. Examples: weaning off high risk medications with selection of appropriate alternatives, medication adjustment with goal
to reach therapy targets or for decreased/compromised renal or other organ function, insurance prior authorization issues, and noncompliance with therapy issues.
Pharmacists can help manage anticoagulation therapy by ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and adjusting medication doses accordingly (per protocol).
Disease State Management
Help the patient/representative manage a particular disease state using life-style and pharmacological interventions as well as monitoring and compliance techniques (e.g. coaching on what to and not to do, avoidance and management of side effects, and of techniques to enhance compliance with therapy).to reach therapy targets or for decreased/compromised renal or other organ function, insurance prior authorization issues, and noncompliance with therapy issues.
Other clinical services
Evaluate patient for the appropriate and safe use of over-the-counter medications and supplements and refer patients to other health care providers when self-treatment is not appropriate.
Documentation & Follow-Up
Personal Medication Record (PMR)
Maintain a comprehensive list of all therapies the patient is taking with dose, timing, and indications clearly described.
Medical Chart Documentation & Follow-up
All problems and recommendations are clearly documented, and pharmacist performs follow-up to help ensure that other clinicians address appropriate issues and the patient is kept informed.
Clinical Pharmacists are a valuable asset on patient care teams and are utilized extensively by larger practices, clinics, and hospitals that typically either employ their own pharmacists or partner with pharmacy schools. Similarly structured programs have provided significant clinical and financial benefits throughout the United States. Our program brings the same type of proven pharmacy services to smaller or independent physician practices.
- A specially trained clinical pharmacist will meet with selected patients to help them manage their medications more effectively and achieve physician-established therapy goals, freeing up the physicians to see more patients.
- The pharmacist seamlessly fits into the medical office’s processes and will enhance patient perception of the breadth and quality of care that the medical practice provides.
- Medicare and other third party payers are transitioning from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursement models. Our program can help your office achieve higher scores that directly translate to higher reimbursement rates on all your patients that participate in such programs. Capitated programs realize financial benefits through more efficient and effective use of medications and lower risks of side effects and other drug-related misadventures.