Development and implementation of a community pharmacy medication therapy management-based transition of care program in the managed Medicaid population

  • Sarah E. Kelling
  • David R. Bright
  • Timothy R. Ulbrich
  • Donald L. Sullivan
  • James Gartner
  • Douglas C. Cornelius
Keywords: community pharmacy, community pharmacy services, health insurance, medication therapy management, patient-centered care

Abstract

Objective: To describe successes and barriers with the development and implementation of a community pharmacy medication therapy management-based transition of care program in the managed Medicaid population.

Setting: A single supermarket chain pharmacy

Practice description: Community pharmacists provide dispensing and non-dispensing pharmacy services including medication therapy management, biometric wellness screenings, and immunizations.

Practice innovation: Developed and implemented a community pharmacy medication therapy management-based transition of care program for patients with managed Medicaid

Main outcome measures: Feasibility of developing and implementing a transition of care service in a community pharmacy

Results: During the first six months, a total of 17 patients were seen as part of the program. Study pharmacists identified successes and potential strategies for overcoming barriers.

Conclusion: Developing and implementing a community pharmacy transition of care program for patients with managed Medicaid was logistically feasible.

 

Type: Original Research

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Published
2013-01-01
Section
Practice-Based Research