CMS Innovation Panel Looks to Medication Adherence as Potential Delivery Innovation

Medication adherence rates for patients enrolled in a collaborative program developed by the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Highmark, RiteAid and CE City, a technology company, was significantly improved and continued to improve over time compared to a control group, according to Dr. Janice Pringle, director of the program evaluation research unit at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy.

Dr. Pringle describes the intervention, which takes a patient-centered approach to pharmacy visits combined with motivational interviewing by the community pharmacists to improve adherence rates. Dr. Pringle also shares how the collaborative has evolved following its first year results, as well as her recent appointment to CMS’ Innovation Advisors Program. As part of her focus on the Innovation Advisors Program, Dr. Pringle will be working with RTI to develop pay for performance models for the community pharmacist program.


Length: 13:07 minutes

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