Ready to save money? New PACE pharmacy services may not get your attention, but the ways they can lower your costs will. From the way meds are filled and delivered to technology and data solutions, new PACE pharmacy services can impact your bottom line.
Meds2Home Streamlines Your PACE Pharmacy Needs
Meds2Home is the future of PACE pharmacy, and the future is here. Keep reading to learn how your center can benefit.
- Improve Medication Adherence and Clinical Outcomes. The fall-out from medication non-adherence is one of the greatest liabilities and potential costs to PACE centers. With Meds2Home, participants receive their daily medication regimen in color-coded, smart-labelled boxes. All of their meds come in presorted pouches with simple instructions and easy to read educational materials that reinforce health literacy. The result: better adherence and clinical outcomes which in turn minimize your PACE center costs.
- Streamline Your PACE Pharmacy Services and Save. Grane Rx frees up PACE center resources so you can focus on participant care. Your team does the prescribing and then the Grane Rx PACE Pharmacy takes over. We couple powerful automated technologies with highly trained pharmacists to fill your prescriptions and seamlessly deliver them to participants at their home. Best of all, our interoperable system integrates with yours so you can maintain your workflows and continue using your existing EHR system. The result: streamlined pharmacy services that save you time and resources.
New Pharmacy Services Include Consulting and Testing
Pharmacy consults traditionally respond reactively to address issues a participant is having with medication. Early or proactive pharmacy consults look at a participant’s medications before there is a problem. That’s where Grane Rx’s Medications Insights program powered by YouScript™ comes in. We use a patented technology to help mitigate polypharmacy issues and identify and make medication changes before there is a need to invest in high cost lab tests. Our software enables prescribers to quickly identify more medication interactions and offer alternative medications both within the same medication class and for the same medication. Read more about the benefits of early pharmacy consults related to polypharmacy in the elderly.
Pharmacogenetic testing goes even deeper to assess the effectiveness of particular drugs for particular patients. Consider that 75 percent of all patients have some genetic variations in their medication metabolism enzymes, which may affect how they metabolize, process and react to treatments. Pharmacogenetic testing is beginning to explain the variances that have been seen between patient reaction to particular doses of particular medications.
This tool provides information to improve medication management by enabling providers to select the most appropriate medication at the most appropriate dose for a patient based on how their body will metabolize a medication. This has the potential to reduce the number of medications given to reduce side effects of other medications. That reduction can bring real cost savings as well as positive clinical outcomes.
A great pharmacy partner is always looking for ways to save you money, whether it’s creating a formulary for your organization or exchanging inefficient practices for more streamlined effective ones. Your pharmacy solution may be working, but checking out new pharmacy services may bring cost savings you can’t afford to pass up.