Medication reconciliation is a key lever for improving patient safety and transitions of care, reducing readmissions, and boosting patient and provider satisfaction. However, many organizations fall short of achieving these goals.
Now more than ever, it is essential to reevaluate your medication reconciliation strategy. The Leapfrog Group is introducing a new measure focused on medication reconciliation accuracy, CMS recently added post-discharge medication reconciliation to Medicare Advantage plan rating factors, and all payers are increasingly emphasizing readmission reduction—generating added urgency.
Pharmacy is ideally suited to lead medication reconciliation process improvement efforts and should ensure there is a strong end-to-end process in place.
This research report provides 13 best practices for optimizing your medication reconciliation process and advocating for increased resource investment.