Strategies 3.2.2:
Improve medication management and reconciliation for patients upon discharge, through patient education.

Strategy from the 2011-2020 Minnesota Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Plan

340B Drug Pricing Program*
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.

Website: 340B Drug Pricing Program

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

Website: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

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.

Website: Engineered Care

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
Phone: (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.

Website: Partnership for Prescription Assistance

SagePlus Program Discounted/Free Medications Resource List
The SagePlus Program has compiled a list of discounted and free medications resource list for patients and physicians. Click here to view list.

Program ended in 2013

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

* Addresses health disparities


Updated Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 09:28AM