Medication Review and Pain Assessment will help Health Plans Improve Medicare Part C Star Ratings
MOORESTOWN, N.J., June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tabula Rasa HealthCare, Inc. (“TRHC”) (TRHC), a healthcare technology company advancing the field of medication safety, announced it is expanding its clinical services to include special needs and high-risk patient populations enrolled in Medicare Advantage. TRHC will assist health plans in meeting the Care for Older Adults (COA) program requirements.
Starting with a large multi-state health plan, TRHC’s SinfoniaRx® solution will begin providing medication reviews and pain assessments for patients enrolled in Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs), one type of a Medicare Advantage plan. Medicare SNPs are supporting nearly 3.5 million Americans as of June 2020. The intent of the COA measures is to ensure older adults enrolled in these plans receive appropriate screenings and services.
“Managed care plans came to us for assistance in meeting quality medication review requirements,” said TRHC Executive Vice President Sandra Leal, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA. “Leveraging our skilled pharmacists and medication safety technology, TRHC provides a process that increases communication between patient and provider by enabling medication safety information to be directly recorded into an EHR after a medication review and assessment.”
TRHC services to meet COA measures are delivered through TRHC’s RxCompanion™, a highly customizable and scalable platform that identifies and helps resolve medication and health-related problems. Through a population management approach, potential problems are triaged based on urgency and complexity, then resolved through telephonic, face-to-face or video-based consultations with a pharmacist.
“Patients in Medicare Special Needs Plans now can receive a personal medication list and medication action plan to help them better understand and maintain their medications,” said TRHC Chairman and CEO Calvin H. Knowlton, PhD. “Health plans in need of assistance in meeting their Star Rating goals can be assured the TRHC team of pharmacists will help health plans achieve important quality measures.”
About Tabula Rasa HealthCare
Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) is a leader in providing patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize performance to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, lower healthcare costs, and manage risk. Medication risk management is TRHC’s lead offering, and its cloud-based software applications provide solutions for a range of payers, providers and other healthcare organizations. For more information, visit TRHC.com.
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