IRVINE, Calif.– PrescribeWellness is partnering with Thrifty White Drug Stores, an employee-owned pharmacy with more than 100 stores in six states. The partnership will further enable Thrifty White pharmacists to provide clinically focused services, enhance the patient experience, improve pharmacy workflow, offer comprehensive patient engagement and support services, and drive better patient outcomes, according to the companies.
“There is an explosion of chronic disease in this country, and community pharmacies play a critical role in battling it and improving the health of Americans,” said Al Babbington, chief executive officer of PrescribeWellness. “Thrifty White was an early adopter of the patient-centric approach, and we are pleased to provide them with the tools they need to more effectively treat their patients, achieve better outcomes and get paid for the valuable work they do.”
“As outcomes become more important, those best able to engage with the patient will win,” said Bob Narveson, president and chief executive officer of Thrifty White. “We made the choice in 2012 to focus on driving quality outcomes and creating a better pharmacy experience versus being fast and cheap. Our PrescribeWellness partnership will advance this vision, enabling us to seamlessly provide high-touch healthcare in the community and remain a trusted member of the health care team.”
The PrescribeCare platform simplifies the intervention process and supports chronic care management by providing the pharmacist with a single view of each patient, their medications and opportunities to further engage. With a seamless patient management platform and supporting tools, Thrifty White said it can execute medication synchronization, immunizations, health screenings, disease-state management, diabetes prevention, adherence management, medication therapy management, opioid management and many custom programs.
The PrescribeWellness solution suite is also designed to help pharmacists get paid for clinical services and participate in value-based payment models, such as shared savings and performance-based reimbursements. It offers information technology and automation tools to support reporting, coding, billing, collections and other administrative tasks. These include:
- Collaborative Practice Agreements contracting
- Clinical guidelines support
- Standard process of care via the PrescribeWellness technology platform
- Pharmacist medical services billing support
- Reporting and evaluation support
- Tools to optimize Star Ratings and HEDIS scores
- Connectivity to EHR
- Workflow optimization
- Hospital and office claims data