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PACE Pharmacy Services

At CareKinesis®, our board-certified clinical pharmacists optimize pharmacy services for Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) with ongoing medication assessments, comprehensive safety reviews, and medication risk mitigation interventions. Our team provides and coordinates 100% of the medication management and pharmacy services needs for partnering organizations.

Man pharmacist sorting medications.

Board-certified pharmacists

An assigned team of CareKinesis pharmacists and technicians collaborates with the clinical team to help optimize medication-related outcomes and streamline pharmacy care. Our PharmDs are board certified in geriatric pharmacy and conduct one-on-one consultations for personalized therapy recommendations.

Around-the-clock support

CareKinesis has a dedicated after-hours team. Our on-call service connects clinical teams with our own team of PharmDs for 24/7 medication management support in real time to ensure access, identify potential issues in complex therapies, and reduce risks.

Medication safety reviews

Medications are the primary intervention and represent the highest risk in caring for PACE participants. Our comprehensive MedWise Safety ReviewsTM help to assess medication risks to enable safer, more effective drug medication regimens that reduce unnecessary medical expenditures. Powered by proprietary MedWise® Science technology, EireneRx® helps to identify and mitigate risks before participants ever access their medications.

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Medication reconciliation

CareKinesis incorporates an all-encompassing plan of care for participants upon enrollment in PACE or other value-based health plans. We offer real-time medication reconciliation for participants, reducing the risk of errors, improving outcomes, and saving time. Additionally, our on-site orientation and transition services ensure smooth transitions of care, with personalized programs and education for PACE participants, providers, and administrators. For inpatient care, medication reconciliation and reviews are performed as close to hospital discharge as possible to identify at-risk medication regiments and reduce the likelihood of readmissions.1 Each of our services is driven by our EireneRx technology that integrates our electronic health records (EHRs).

“In addition to improving pharmacy efficiency, CareKinesis helps us reduce medication-related risk, improving safety and outcomes.”

–Johanna Yurkow, DNP, MBA, NHA, Vice President of Operations, Mercy LIFE

Adherence packaging

What makes our adherence packaging different than others? CareKinesis uses MedWise Science to personalize medication regimens for each participant and offers customized packaging to improve adherence. Multi-dose medication adherence cards (MACs), our most popular option, leverage MedWise Science to develop regimens that reduce the risk of adverse drug events (ADEs). Our science-based approach makes CareKinesis the #1 choice for PACE pharmacy safety.

Customized packaging for medication that sorts by dose
MedaCube

MedaCubeTM

What if participants have difficulty managing their medications at home? What if adherence packaging is not enough? MedaCube, a CareKinesis preferred partner, offers an in-home dispensing system that supports independent living. This 10-inch, cube-shaped device provides real-time notifications to caregivers or nurses when a patient misses a medication dose.

See how one organization was able to save time and reduce costs using MedaCube.


Door2Door medication delivery

CareKinesis supports enhanced access to medications, with direct delivery to participant homes or PACE centers. Our extensive delivery network ensures that medications arrive safely, intact, and on time.

Partnerships with FedEx and UPS for medication home delivery

Community Pharmacy Network (CPN) for urgent, same-day, or after-hours requests

Partnerships with local couriers for special deliveries

On-site remote access medication cabinets at PACE centers

Setting the medication delivery standard:

100%

accurate delivery of medications2

98%

delivered successfully on the first attempt2

Partnerships with FedEx and UPS for medication home delivery. Community Pharmacy Network( CPN) for urgent, same-day, or after-hours requests. Partnerships with local couriers for special deliveries.

Door2Door allows PACE staff to track, document, and audit the status of medication deliveries. It can be accessed by any connected device, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. Additionally, our premium service provides delivery information via voice and text messages.

  • Requires no special downloads or complex setup
  • Eliminates the need for paper tracking
  • Tracks medication chain-of-custody data

“CareKinesis is very patient-centric, and we like that. Medication that we prescribe routinely can be accessed within minutes. We have the ability to use any local pharmacy.”

–Peter DeGolia, MD, Medical Director, McGregor PACE

Quality assurance

Give your PACE program peace of mind with CareKinesis quality assurance. Our barcode and photography systems help to prevent mistakes and support root cause analysis with an error rate of less than 0.01%–for nearly 100% accuracy!3

Reporting

CareKinesis collaborates with pharmacy benefit managers to reduce the number of vendor interactions and administrative costs associated with Medicare Part D. We provide robust clinical data on medication administration records, discontinued medications, controlled substances, drug classes, and more.

With EireneRx, CareKinesis evaluates risks for medication-related problems, including falls, using targeted medication reviews. Results of these reviews are used to modify drug regimens to mitigate risk for falls, hospital admissions, emergency department (ED) visits, and premature death. These improved outcomes also reduce medical expenditures.


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Sources:

  1. SanFilippo S, Michaud V, Wei J, Turgeon J, and Brunetti L. Classification and Assessment of Medication Risk in the Elderly (CARE): Use of a Medication Risk Score to Inform Patients’ Readmission Likelihood After Hospital Discharge. Clinical Medicine. 2021 August 31.
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