BH IPF Collaborative Newsletter 
November 2017

Recommendations for Medication Reconciliation (Part III)

Other Possible Medication Reconciliation Strategies to Consider:
  • Medication Therapy Management should be offered in the acute and ambulatory care settings for patients who have special challenges.
  • A pharmacist should review orders at the time of transition for accuracy and necessity, potential side effects and/or interactions for high-risk patients. (Frandzel, 2012)
  • For high-risk patients, consider offering a structured follow-up visit, either by phone or home visit, to reconcile the medication list with what the patient is actually taking. Consider OTC, legal and illegal substances.
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Upcoming Important Dates:
Project RED Webinar #5
Tool 5:  How to Conduct a Post-discharge Follow-up Phone Call
Thursday, November 30, 2017
1:00-2:00 pm
This material was prepared by GMCF for Alliant Quality, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Georgia and North Carolina, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents presented do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. Publication No. 11SOW-GMCFQIN-G1-17-68