Medication Reconciliation

Because of a national focus on prescription drug abuse, payers are now making Medication Reconciliation part of the physician’s value based medicine scoring for MACRA/MIPS. Commercial insurers are following in the same footsteps, as part of pay for performance standards of quality and patient safety. In the past, a patient sat in front of the physician or MA with a bag of all of their medications. Many times, the patient was taking some but not all of these drugs, and other times there are medications excluded. Physicians and healthcare groups are now held to standards of care regarding medication compliance and rates of adverse drug reactions.

For standard of care, compliance and liability, the physician may now know with one drop of blood exactly which of 233 prescription drugs are in their patient’s system today. As important, the physicians also alerted to any drug interaction susceptibilities the patient may have.