MedNetOne Health Solutuions (MNOHS), which provides health-care management services, announced this week that it will be teaming up with Sav-Mor Drug Stores, based in Michigan.
The main goal of the collaboration will be to bring pharmacists and primary care physicians (PCPs) together under the Patient-Centered Medical Home PCMH) model to focus on the management of patients’ medications, their understanding of their prescription needs, and to make certain they receive appropriate medicines and adhere to the usage guidelines.
Reaching out to work with Sav-Mor is part of a MNOHS pilot program established in 2014. As part of the program, a Sav-Mor pharmacist will be placed in a Detroit area MNOHS primary care center one day per week. The PCPs that have a pharmacist working in their facility and taking on medication management responsibilities, reconciliation management and the education of patients in regards to their prescriptions positively affected their HEDIS score, which rose 10 percent. The HEDIS score refers to quality.
Sessions overseen by pharmacists in the PCPs had the greatest impact on patients with diabetes. These sessions included individual and group self-management. MNOHS PCPs currently have more than 3,000 high-risk patients who potentially will benefit from the partnership, the company estimates.