Pharmacy integration helped BCBS of Rhode Island lower costs, improve care

(Source – www.fiercehealthpayer.com)

One real-world solution is to more fully integrate pharmacists into the care team. Traditionally, a pharmacist’s role has occupied its own separate silo. They frequently receive and fill prescriptions off-site, and patients often decline their friendly offer to provide information or answer questions. But the physical presence of a pharmacist in primary care offices can be a game-changer. They can provide one-on-one medication consultation and support to both physicians and patients. Read more…

 

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