Clinical Services Updates
Payor Toolkit Now Available
The Ohio Pharmacists Association’s Practice Advancement and Innovation Committee developed a toolkit for OPA members to guide conversations with insurance companies, providers, administrative professionals and other non-pharmacy entities regarding establishment and payment for pharmacist services. As the most accessible healthcare professionals, pharmacists are well-positioned to take on expanded patient care roles. Whether the focus is to improve patient outcomes or reduce overall health costs, pharmacists are an important part of the healthcare team and this toolkit highlights the role of pharmacist services.
The toolkit provides talking points on three areas where pharmacists can add value: adherence and education, chronic disease state management and cost containment, as well as a glossary terms. This toolkit also contains information on how to evaluate internal and external factors that may affect the success or payment of pharmacists’ patient care services.