What Is Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge?

  • January 17, 2019

    Collaboration is a key component of medication reconciliation. Communication between medical, nursing, and pharmacy staff and the patient, their caregiver or family members is vital for its success.

    Medication reconciliation is obtaining the most accurate list of the patient’s medicines, allergies and adverse drug reactions and comparing this with the medications and documented allergies, reactions listed in the outpatient medical record. Any discrepancies are documented and reconciled. Medication Reconciliation should occur on the day of discharge or shortly after every inpatient hospital stay.

    View the Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge tip sheet to learn more about the process, information to include in a patient’s record, CPT codes that should be included in claims and tips for talking with patients.

    For more information and/or questions regarding the article above, email ProviderClinicalConsulting@premera.com.

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