Manage medications to maximize efficiency, effectiveness and safety that could include one or more of the following:
- Reconcile and coordinate medications and provide medication management across transitions of care settings and eligible clinicians or groups;
- Integrate a pharmacist into the care team; and/or
- Conduct periodic, structured medication reviews.
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Maximize the efficiency, effectiveness, and safety of care across settings by strengthening medication management.
Evidence of newly implemented medication management practice improvements. Eligible clinicians should include all prescriptions, over-the-counters, herbals, and vitamin/mineral/dietary (nutritional) supplements a patient is currently taking within the purview of the medication management process. Include at least one of the following elements:
- Documented medication reconciliation – Patient medical records demonstrating periodic structured medication reviews or reconciliation, which includes updating, reviewing, or obtaining each medication’s name, dosage, frequency, and administered route; OR
- Integrated pharmacist – Evidence of pharmacist integrated into care team; OR
- Reconciliation across transitions – Patient medical record demonstrating medication reconciliation at the time of the transition. For example, when a patient is being discharged from hospital to home, the reconciliation would be completed at discharge from a hospital by the discharging eligible clinician and at follow-up by the outpatient and/or primary eligible clinician; OR
- Medication management improvement plan – Report detailing medication management practice improvement plan, and outcomes, if available. For example, the “Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Create a Safe Medicine List Together” strategy could be implemented.