Clinical Pharmacy Services

implementation and expansion

Clinical Pharmacy Services

implementation and expansion

Clinical/Cognitive Services

The pharmacy profession is much more comprehensive than simply dispensing prescriptions in a traditional retail pharmacy or distributing medications to hospitalized patients. While those services are a critical component of our work, pharmacists and ancillary personnel have the training and licensure to provide a host of other valuable clinical services that benefit patient care and the bottom line, and we will help you determine which of the following services are the best fit for your unique needs as well as serve as a subject matter expert to walk you through the ins and outs of set up:

  • Collaborative Practice Agreement Document Creation/Maintenance

  • Pharmacist Prescribing and Refill Authorization Clinic

  • Point of Care Testing and Health Screens

  • Medication Therapy Management
  • Centralized Prior Authorization

  • Long-Acting Injectable Administration
  • Pharmacogenetic Testing
  • Immunizations and Travel Medicine

Start with collaboration

Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs), also knowns as Collaborative Drug Therapy Agreements (CDTAs), are broadly defined as formal written agreements/protocols between pharmacists and authorized prescribers (e.g. MDs, DOs, ARNPs) that enable providers who diagnose and supervise the patient’s care to refer specific patient care functions to be overseen/carried out by a pharmacist. Patient care functions permitted by these agreements include allowing pharmacists to prescribe, modify, or discontinue medication therapy; order labs; administer vaccines; conduct point-of-care tests/health screens, and much more without the patient having to be seen by the provider.

Align Needs With Possibilities

CPAs provide the framework for expanding and maintaining clinical pharmacy services in most areas of practice, such as primary care, behavioral health, long-term care, and hospital inpatient / outpatient facilities. Laws governing the scope of practice permitted by pharmacists under these CPAs vary by state, so we are here to serve as a liaison between state regulators and your clinical care team to ensure everyone is working at the top of their licensure to meet patient care needs in cost-effective and creative ways. Our goal is to absorb as much of the administrative red tape tasks as possible so your clinicians can focus on what they do best – caring for patients – while we ensure you’ve established a compliant and sustainable practice model. We can support you in the following areas:

  • Conduct individualized needs assessment for your business
  • Provide protocol/agreement templates using evidence-based medicine – stock or custom

  • Document submission, storage, and management
  • Policy and procedure development and review
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  • Operationalize and optimize workflows
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPIS) and Metrics
  • Evaluate Financial Return on Investment (ROI)

Explore Best Practices

With the continued strain placed on providers and clinical care teams to perform heroic acts in our fragmented healthcare system with dwindling resources, there is increased interest in exploring new ways to deploy highly-trained professionals with specialized skillsets, such as pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, to take on tasks that they are well-equipped to manage in support of achieving improved holistic patient care outcomes.

Examples of common CPAs and value-add cognitive services with which we have experience in both implementing and maintaining:

  • Medication Initiation: Diabetes Clinic, Anticoagulation Clinic, Flu Clinic
  • Refill Authorization and Prescription Modification Protocol
  • Prescription Modification Protocol
  • Point of Care Testing and Health Screens

    • Acute Infection Testing (COVID, Flu A/B, Strep A)
    • Chronic Disease Screening / Monitoring (Hyperlipidemia, Diabetes, Hypertension, HIV, INR, Hepatitis C, etc.)
  • Influenza Antiviral Treatment / Prophylaxis
  • Naloxone Treatment for Opioid Overdose Reversal

  • Emergency Contraceptive Prescribing
  • Suboxone Clinic for Opioid Addiction Management
  • Hepatitis C Treatment and Disease Management

  • Latent Tuberculosis Clinic
  • Smoking Cessation
  • HIV PrEP and PEP Treatment

Let’s get started on exploring which new clinical/cognitive pharmacy opportunities await