Integrating pharmacists into the Medical Home team
In early 2014, CCNC created CPESN to broaden capacity for care management and medication optimization services, especially to the sub-population in greatest need of these services. Community pharmacy is an opportune setting of care for delivery of these services, as NC Medicaid claims data indicate that the portion of the population most in need of medication-focused care coordination visits the pharmacy more than 35 times annually. Consistent with CCNC's other Pharmacy Programs, the goal of the CPESN is to improve quality of care and patient outcomes related to optimal medication use, thereby improving the patient's overall health trajectory, leading to a reduction in total cost of care. CPESN is based on the collaborative care model in which community pharmacists are active and integrated participants of the medical home care team.
In partnership with CCNC, CPESN pharmacies provide enhanced pharmacy services that go above and beyond conventional prescription dispensing and basic patient education. Enhanced services include interventions such as synchronization of a patient's chronic medication fill dates, adherence monitoring and coaching, compliance packaging, and home delivery.
TO SEARCH FOR PARTICIPATING PHARMACIES AND THE SERVICES OFFERED, YOU MAY USE THE CPESN PHARMACY LOCATOR WEBSITE AT: https://www.cpesn.com/locator/
For more information about the CPESN, please contact: