As a long-term care pharmacy or hospice provider, you are committed to delivering high-quality patient care. It’s the foundation of your mission. But medication costs, endless paperwork, on-call pharmacist coverage and challenging deliveries can regularly overwhelm your organization.
Care Services understands this and has the solutions to refocus more of your efforts on patient care and less on administration.
The companies of Care Services offer cost-effective and resourceful pharmacy benefit solutions and services that give clients the tools and support to better focus on patients’ needs.
Care Services focuses on assisting long-term care pharmacies and hospice providers by delivering:
- Innovative pharmacy benefit management solutions, customized to each client
- Convenient and cost-effective after-hours and on-call back-up pharmacy services
- Streamlined billing with detailed, consolidated invoices
- On-demand, local delivery options for time-sensitive packages
- Management reports from clinical pharmacists to effectively control pharmaceutical costs
- Best practice clinical and customer support, 24/7/365
Care Services Pharmacists Educating the Hospice Community on Medication Management
The companies of Care Services want to be more than vendors to our customers. We want to use our expertise to offer practical solutions for the clinical and administrative issues facing the long-term care pharmacy and hospice industries.
On November 5, Outcome Resources clinical pharmacists took part in the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts’ (HPCFM) 2015 Annual Education Conference. Director of Clinical Operations, Jim Joyner, PharmD, CGP, and Stephanie Cheng, PharmD, MPH, presented an interactive workshop, “Hospice Medication Management From the Clinical Pharmacist Perspective.”
Dr. Joyner and Dr. Cheng discussed with hospice professionals some of the complex medication management challenges that clinical teams regularly encounter when caring for terminally ill patients. Their presentation focused on the discontinuation of inappropriate medications, opioid rotation for appropriate management of chronic severe pain and cost-effective therapeutic alternatives for non-formulary or high-cost medications.
“Dr. Cheng and I were proud to share our clinical knowledge with the larger hospice community,” said Dr. Joyner. “Patients and their loved ones can receive a higher quality of care and greater comfort when hospice providers deliver services that are grounded in evidence-based practices.”