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A New Era of Value-based Care Creates Opportunities for Comprehensive Medication Management

As our health care system is making a monumental shift from fee for service to a value-based business model, provider organizations are now responsible for quality of care and have financial risk. Delivery systems are expected to offer integrated services and coordinated care. Prioritizing clinical pharmacy services through integrated comprehensive medication management across the continuum of care is fundamental and critical for providers and health care organizations to achieve not only the patient quality goals, but to substantially increase access for primary care and other specialty areas by decreasing the workload of these providers.

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AIMM is Building on a Growing Body of Evidence to Launch the 2017/2018 National A3 Collaborative

AIMM brings more than eight years of experience administering learning collaboratives and technical assistance in the quality improvement process and transformational leadership experience.  AIMM began with the Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative, a national movement created in 2008 that promoted the integration of enhanced medication management activities into the work of inter-professional health…

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Phenomenal Year End Results Lead AIMM into the 2017 Year

Team performance results from AIMM this year are phenomenal! Participating organizations demonstrated impressive growth in service delivery and improvements in population health management. Applying the principles AIMM supports, teams achieved clinical goals in diabetes and blood pressure management, identified and resolved medication-related problems across diverse patient groups and conditions and expanded and integrated medication management services with existing services, such as behavioral health. Teams are building relationships with physicians and integrating clinical pharmacy services with primary care and quality improvement departments. As AIMM prepares for the 2017 Year, we reflect on 2016 successes and thank our partners.

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Tracking Your Performance Story Results in Success

AIMM developed an innovative framework for health care organizations participating in the AIMM Collaborative. Organizations assemble as a team and present their actionable results and outcomes in the context of their “performance story.” With a performance story, teams are now accountable on a monthly basis to document and show progress in practice transformation that is related to their own organization’s strategic vision.

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The Evolving Role of Pharmacists in the Transformation to Payment for Quality and Cost-Effectiveness and the Attendant Legal Hurdles

As the Medicare payment system moves from a fee-for-service system to value-based purchasing and payment for quality and cost-effectiveness, and CMS begins to pay providers in accordance with new rules, that includes ACO participation and the Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), pharmacists are becoming increasingly important because of their ability to assist in managing a patient’s care by helping improve outcomes.

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Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management: Leadership Strategies Adapted from Six Minnesota Health Systems

AIMM participants work to implement comprehensive medication management (CMM) programs in their organizations through an intentional process of developing leadership skills, employing rapid cycle improvement, and sharing and learning between organizations engaged in a community of learning. The results from an evaluation report are informing AIMM’s framework to support organization’s develop a comprehensive leadership agenda for CMM implementation.

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