NCPA wants pharmacists included on chronic care teams

Friday, January 29, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The National Community Pharmacists Association has provided Senate Finance Committee leaders a range of proposals aimed at improving care for the panel’s Chronic Care Working Group. “Our recommendation is to include pharmacists as essential health care providers on chronic care teams and the designated lead in coordinating safe and effective medication management,” wrote the NCPA in a letter to the committee. The NCPA also suggested improving care management services for individuals with multiple chronic conditions; expanding access to prediabetes education; and medication synchronization.