Caregivers at transition points may inadvertently omit needed mediations, unnecessarily duplicate existing therapies, or administer incorrect doses - all of which place patients at risk.
We invite you to read about how CPS TELEpharmacy customized and implemented a medication reconciliation program to drive improved transitions of care performance.
Medication Reconciliation During Transitions of Care: Pilot Goals
- Reduce medication issues that could lead to readmissions
- Improve patient outcomes by enhancing communication related to medications, both pre and post-discharge
- Target core measure conditions for readmission scores, including congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, and myocardial infarction patients discharged to home
- Reduce CMS and commercial payer reimbursement penalties related to readmissions
Our program for medication reconciliation through our Transitions of Care program caught medication errors, improved patient safety, and reduced readmissions across a number of the Core Measure units. We invite you to access our long-form piece which this case in greater detail.