2021 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting - Poster ID:1127833

Background: The Medicare Bundle Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) Initiative was created to better the transitions of care process, incentivize hospitals to reduce readmission rates, and improve overall care in hospitals nationwide.• As this payment structure has incorporated additional diagnoses, it has become a popular focus of research into interprofessional and pharmacy-based interventions to reduce readmission rates. • Data shows that pharmacist-led interventions during transitions of care can significantly contribute to decreased readmission rates. • This study examines the review process of the ambulatory-based cardiology pharmacists at Parkview Health in evaluating cardiology BPCI patients.

Objective: The study aims to evaluate the current pharmacist recommendation trends, to explore the impact of the Parkview cardiology clinical pharmacists on patient medication regimens and readmission events, and to identify patient populations most in need of pharmacist review.

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