The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Resource Guide for Integrating Comprehensive Medication Management to Optimize Patient

This guide for payers, plans, provider groups, patient advocacy groups, and all medication therapy management service providers discusses the rationale for including comprehensive medication management services in integrated patient-centered care. It provides the key steps necessary to promote best practices and achieve meaningful quality improvements for patients, while reducing costs associated with poor quality outcomes. The guide focuses on the decisions surrounding the comprehensive management of a patient’s medications, regardless of source, method of delivery, or form of administration. The guide is divided into the following sections: •Introduction •Comprehensive medication management services •Benefits and outcomes of integrated medication management •Implementation considerations •Payment and coverage for medication management services •Summary •References •Appendix