The goal of this project is to integrate a community pharmacist into an existing Patient-Centered Medical Home PCMH and develop a referral process to the community pharmacy for follow-up medication therapy management MTM services. Additionally, this project will investigate a capitated payment model for reimbursement of pharmacy services. This project is significant to community pharmacy because it will model an innovative physician-pharmacist collaboration within a PCMH. The objectives of this study are to determine the impact of a community pharmacy and PCMH collaboration on 1 clinical outcomes and 2 reduction of medication-related problems. For this project, a community pharmacist will spend eight hours per week in an established PCMH practice to develop a relationship with patients and physicians. The pharmacist will encourage physicians to refer patients to the community pharmacy for follow-up MTM services. The PCMH with the community pharmacist will be compared to a similar PCMH practice without a pharmacist within the same health-system and clinical outcomes such as percentage of patients with A1C, blood pressure, and cholesterol at goal will be compared.
University of Cincinnati