Tuesday, March 07, 2023
ExactCare, a national medication management and pharmacy care provider for people with chronic medical needs, has partnered with a national dialysis provider to improve medication management for patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) receiving renal replacement therapy. Preliminary data from the program demonstrates notable clinical outcomes that support improved patient health and requirements for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Incentive Program (QIP) for dialysis providers.
Through the partnership, patients receive ExactCare’s comprehensive long-term pharmacy care at home service to help address polypharmacy risks and medication-related challenges commonly experienced by dialysis patients—which include taking 10 to 12 medications from an average of 4.7 prescribers for an average of 19 medications per day. Patients enrolled in the program receive medication reconciliation; monthly medication reviews by a pharmacist; ongoing patient-centered medication therapy management; 30-day medication compliance packaging with customized accommodations for phosphate binders to promote medication adherence; and more.
Preliminary Program Outcomes:
“The early results we have achieved through this program demonstrate the value of providing access to enhanced clinical pharmacy care for patients who are undergoing renal replacement therapy,” said Graham Gravley, SVP of Clinical Services, ExactCare. “This can be a very stressful and confusing time in a patient’s healthcare journey. Enabling convenient and easy access to ExactCare gives patients the option of receiving support to more successfully navigate the extreme clinical complexity of their health and get the most out of their medication therapy. We are pleased to provide patients this added support to help improve their quality of life.”