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LINTHICUM, Md. — Care Pharmacies announced on Tuesday that the Pharmacy Quality Alliance has awarded them a grant to support the implementation of a medication synchronization program in Care Pharmacies nationwide using the appointment-based model. Medication synchronization using ABM focuses on aligning patients’ refills of chronic medications to fall upon the same appointment date each month, and connecting with the patient via an outbound call prior to the appointment, the pharmacy operator stated.
Recent studies of medication synchronization using the appointment-based model have shown significant improvements over traditional pharmacy practice in both patient satisfaction and medication adherence.
"PQA is pleased to have a role in the uptake and spread of medication synchronization programs nationwide," PQA executive director Laura Cranston stated. "The synchronization of patients' refills helps patients stay engaged in their health and has been shown to measurably improve medication adherence in patients with multiple chronic conditions," she added. “We look forward to working directly with CARE Pharmacies to improve patient outcomes.”