Medication Management

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) identified six key focus areas to measure effective patient and family engagement in clinical practice. The intent of this metric is to ensure that all patients and/or their family are being supported to safely manage their medications, and that there is a systematic, standard method in place to evaluate and support patients and their caregivers in medication self-management. 

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September 2019
Patient portals are becoming more prevalent, as healthcare providers, payers, and patients become more comfortable with their use. A 2017 survey found that 82% of patients reported having logged into their provider’s patient portal at least once – a drastic change from a similar 2013...
Patient Portals: How can they impact primary care?
March 2018
The Mayo Clinic Shared Decision Making National Resource Center provides decision aids and decision-making techniques. Tools are available for specific conditions and in English and Spanish. 
Clinicians:
Useful tools and aids are available to faciliate shared decision-making with your patients. Give them to your patients, or use the tools together.
Patients:
The resource center contains links to tools that will help you and your provider make decisions together about specific health topics.
QI Team:
Evidence-based resources for your providers to better facilitate shared decision-making with their patients.
Mayo Clinic
March 2018
This learning module reviews common causes of medication nonadherence and how your practice can establish a standrd process to address them. 0.5 CME credits from the AMA are available upon completion. 
Clinicians:
Earn 0.5 CME credits and understand common reasons patients fail to take their medications as prescribed, and how you and your practice can work to improve this.
Patients:
Learn about the importance of taking medication exactly as prescribed, and how you can help your primary care practice support other patients.
QI Team:
This module provides guidance for putting a standard process in place to address medication nonadherence that involves patients and staff.
American Medical Association, AMA Steps Forward
March 2018
The Quick Start Guide provides clinicians and practice staff with five simple steps to implement a medication management strategy in the office setting.
Clinicians:
Guide contains tips for clinicians on strategies to overcome common barriers to medication adherence, and templates for preparing a complete and accurate medication list with the patient.
Patients:
Use the patient fact sheet to ensure you bring all your medications with you to appointments.
QI Team:
Guide contains sample procedures, templates, checklists and communication tools for practices and patients.
AHRQ
March 2016
This change packet was originally created as a guide for practices participating in the Transforming Clinical Practies Initiative. It outlines tangible steps to meet TCPI goals, which align with Quality Payment Program standards. 
Clinicians:
Providers may use the TCPI Change Package to guide their transformation efforts. It is organized around three management functions that will drive performance, quality, and success.
QI Team:
This change packet outlines tangible steps to meet TCPI goals, which align with Quality Payment Program standards.
CMS
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