Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

As part of the reform-driven value-based payment system, Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are being developed to build cost-effective continuums. Comprising the full spectrum of patient care, ACOs include skilled nursing facilities, their short-term rehabilitation programs and other services to reduce healthcare costs and inefficiencies, improve quality of care and enhance the patient experience.  

Partners Pharmacy assists the Communities we service in achieving success in the new ACO environment by optimizing medication safety, accuracy, cost-efficiency and reimbursement potential.

Partners’ ACO-optimization program consists of four key components:

Medication Management Services

Partners Pharmacy provides a variety of Medication Management solutions which include a systematic review for high-cost medications to determine appropriateness of therapy and opportunities for cost containment, and our comprehensive pharmacy services which provide state-of-the-art technology for medication ordering, delivery, order status, and automated on-site medication management.

Patient-Centered Services

Partners’ reputation for superior customer service and patient-centered philosophy is well earned and sets the company apart from other pharmacy providers. Dedicated Customer Care Representative and Consultant Pharmacist teams take great pride in supporting facility care teams and meeting every need with compliant, cost-effective solutions designed to enhance the environment of care for residents.

Technology Partnership Services

Partners technology support includes:

Partners Pharmacy has extensive experience supporting the facilities we service in their conversions to eMAR, EMR and electronic order entry. This includes Pharmacy IT support with interface testing and verification, account management support during training and data entry, information and medication cart customization to support facility-selected hardware. Partners is currently interfaced with most major eMAR/EMR providers.

PartnersConnect, Partners’ proprietary web portal helps clients accomplish more in less time. It provides secure online access to price quotes, billing and additional reports to enable facilities to achieve greater efficiency and compliance, print and maintain medical records and much more.

Cost Containment

Partners is committed to maintaining quality outcomes while reducing medication costs through increased on-site medication availability, clinical pharmacist review, formulary controls, fixed per-patient day pricing, and medication packaging and dosage options. Cost-containment strategies are a central component of Partner’ services.