Population Health Management Pilot
NCPA has partnered with American Health Care in an exclusive relationship to conduct a population health management pilot study in the state of Missouri. The study is designed to evaluate the provision of disease management services by independent community pharmacists for local patients who are participating in disease and wellness management programs offered by their employers. The purpose of the pilot study is to create a pharmacist network in Missouri which will demonstrate to employers, third-party payers, including accountable care organizations, the value that disease management programs conducted in community pharmacies provide to optimize therapeutic outcomes, contain costs, and build on the growing body of information that pharmacist provided disease management services improve health and lower health care costs.
NCPA is working with American Health Care to create a pharmacist care manager network in Missouri. We are currently accepting applications from pharmacists interested in participating in the network. As part of the network, care managers or "coaches" meet with patients one-on-one every 1-3 months and provide comprehensive care management services designed to stabilize the patient's condition, help the patient work toward established goals, and improve outcomes. Interested applicants should have some training or experience in providing disease management services, be willing to provide disease management services to new patients and be trained on a web-based documentation system, and have a desire to provide innovative pharmacist services in the retail community setting.