State Plan Strategies 3.2.2

Improve medication management and reconciliation for patients upon discharge, through patient education.

340B Drug Pricing Program (addressing health disparities)
Section 340B limits the cost of covered outpatient drugs to certain federal grantees, federally-qualified health center look-alikes and qualified hospitals. Participation in the Program results in significant savings estimated to be 20% to 50% on the cost of pharmaceuticals for safety-net providers. The purpose of the 340B Program is to enable these entities to stretch scarce federal resources, reaching more eligible patients and providing more comprehensive services.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
CMS’ 10th Scope of Work covers hospital readmissions. CMS provides incentives to reduce hospital admissions.

Engineered Care
Engineered Care creates post-hospital care software for healthcare improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, improve quality, reduce adverse readmissions and reduce healthcare costs.

Kanebec County Public Health and South Country Health Alliance
Kanebec County Public Health is working with the South Country Health Alliance, county-based purchasing health plan, on implementing an evidence-based Care Transitions Protocol for enrolled Medicaid patients diagnosed with chronic cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease transitioning from acute care to the community setting. the protocol includes assessing for mediation compliance and health indicators.
Contact: Wendy Thompson, (320) 679-6322,

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

SagePlus Program Discounted/Free Medications Resource List (PDF: 180KB/2 pages)
The SagePlus Program has compiled a list of discounted and free medications resource list for patients and physicians.
Contact: Trisha Barney, (651) 556-0672,

If you would like to report current activity around this strategy, please contact Sueling Schardin at (651) 201-4051 or

Updated Thursday, 11-Jul-2013 14:46:00 CDT