The Get the Medications Right (GTMRx) Institute recently announced the release of the 2022 edition of its summary of published research from practice sites using comprehensive medication management (CMM). The Outcomes of Implementing and Integrating CMM in Team-Based Care: A Review of the Evidence on Quality, Access and Costs, commonly called “the evidence document,” highlights studies showing the value of CMM in achieving all aspects of the quadruple aim of health care: improving patients’ health, reducing health care costs, improving the patient’s care experience, and improving health care team members’ experience.
The 2022 evidence document includes 21 studies, with four published in 2022. The new additions include studies conducted in several patient care settings that demonstrate consistency in the ability of CMM to improve care and reduce costs. It also contains a summary of one of the largest surveys published to date of patient experience with clinical pharmacists providing CMM in the Veterans Health Administration system and highlights the results of an important paper demonstrating the benefit of a pharmacogenomics-enriched CMM program in reducing health care costs. As a resource for disseminating the value of CMM, the annual updates of the evidence document continue to reflect the maturation of research in this area and the increasing significance of the study results on larger patient populations. By sharing the evidence document with health care providers, administrators, and payers, GTMRx serves as an important partner for ACCP in driving the implementation of CMM in team-based patient care. In addition, it is hoped that this edition will stimulate new research demonstrating the value of CMM in the fifth element of the new quintuple aim of health care, improving health equity.
The evidence document is a product of the Evidence-Based Resources Subgroup of the GTMRx Practice and Care Delivery Transformation Workgroup. Authors include Shawn McFarland, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCACP; Marcia Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPA, BCPPS; Shannon W. Finks, Pharm.D., FCCP, FACC, BCPS, BCCP, AHSCP-CHC; Judith Jacobi, Pharm.D., FCCP, MCCM, BCCCP; and Mary Ann Kliethermes, Pharm.D., FAPhA, FCIOM, all of whom are ACCP members. The Practice and Care Delivery Transformation Workgroup, as well as the other GTMRx workgroups, continues to add new members. ACCP members who are interested in participating in GTMRx are encouraged to become signing members and indicate their interest in volunteering for a workgroup.