Transitions of Care

Transitions of care is one of the hottest topics across health care as hospitals face mounting penalties from CMS based on readmission rates and health systems transition into new payment models focused on reducing high-cost care and improving overall patient outcomes. Community pharmacies are uniquely positioned as the most accessible health care professional to provide the bridge for patient care as they transition from one care setting to another, often from hospital to home.

NCPA has developed a comprehensive transitions of care toolkit available to members outlining the opportunity in this space, how a transitions of care program makes business sense in a community pharmacy, what services are included in a transitions of care program, and how to approach a local hospital to pitch a community pharmacy led transitions of care program.

Transitions of Care: An Opportunity for Community Pharmacy

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