CommonSpirit Health at Home and ExactCare improve the patient

CLEVELAND, Sept. 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ExactCare, a CarepathRx company, and CommonSpirit Health at Home are partnering to improve medication adherence and increase home independence for people with complex and chronic medical needs. A recent analysis demonstrated better outcomes for an important measure of home health quality – OASIS M2020: Improved Oral Medication Management – ​​for CommonSpirit Health at Home patients receiving long-term comprehensive pharmacy services from ExactCare .

The analysis, conducted by CommonSpirit Health at Home, found that patients receiving ExactCare services achieved an average score of 87% on the OASIS M2020 measure, placing them in the top 75e percentile—a notable percentile 20 points higher than patients not using ExactCare. The latter group achieved an average score of 82% and ranked in the 55e percentile.

“These results are significant. Providing patients with access to comprehensive pharmaceutical support that helped them improve their ability to independently manage medications placed them among the top performing patients on the OASIS M2020 measure, said Michael Brents, PT, DPT, MHA, Clinical Director of CommonSpirit Health at Home. . “This demonstrates that providing patients with access to comprehensive pharmaceutical services improves the successful transition from drug therapies to the home. We are pleased to be able to expand access to the home care services patients need to stay healthier, out of hospital and at home.

The Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) is a standardized assessment tool, required by all Medicare-certified home health agencies, to assess clinical status, functional status, and general service needs of a patient during an episode of care. Key OASIS metrics, including OASIS M2020, not only relate to a patient’s progress through the episode of care, but also impact star ratings and Medicare reimbursement at residence.

ExactCare and CommonSpirit Health at Home have partnered for over two years to provide comprehensive, long-term pharmaceutical care to people at home. This includes providing medication reconciliation and synchronization; drugs packaged by dose, day and time; home delivery; monthly medication reviews by a clinical pharmacist; and coordination of refills, often from multiple prescribers.

“ExactCare has worked with home health organizations for over a decade to provide comprehensive pharmaceutical services to people who want to stay in their homes as they age and need help with chronic illnesses and activities. everyday life to make this possible,” said ExactCare Senior Vice President of Clinical Services Graham Gravley, PharmD. “Medication management is an essential and often overlooked part of a patient’s healthcare needs, and access to comprehensive pharmacy services enhances a patient’s ability to manage their health safely and independently at home. . CommonSpirit Health at Home’s innovative approach to population health has produced improved outcomes that demonstrate the importance of these types of services, integrated into the home, for both patients and healthcare organizations at home. home caring for them.

About ExactCare
ExactCare, a CarepathRx company, provides solutions to overcome medication and chronic care challenges for patients with complex and chronic medical needs. Founded in 2009, the company enables better health for patients and better clinical, qualitative and economic outcomes for the healthcare organizations that care for them, including payers, healthcare systems and hospitals, home care organizations, primary care practices and other providers. ExactCare provides comprehensive, long-term pharmaceutical care to patients in assisted living and self-contained settings, throughout care transitions and in the home, with an emphasis on improving patient adherence to prescribed medications and enabling safer and more effective treatment regimens. ExactCare also provides additional value-based solutions including HEDIS Gap Closure Assistance and Medication Therapy Management (MTM) programs. ExactCare is licensed to serve patients nationwide. For more information, visit

About CommonSpirit Home Health
CommonSpirit Health at Home is a full-service healthcare organization that believes the best place for a person to get better and faster is at home. Providing quality home health care for more than 40 years through specialized home care, home infusion, and palliative care services across the country, CommonSpirit Health at Home has more than 40 locations in 11 states ( Arkansas, Arizona, California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee and Washington) and nearly 3,000 employees who support our mission to improve the health of the people we serve.

CommonSpirit Health at Home is proud to be part of CommonSpirit Health, the nation’s largest not-for-profit healthcare system. CommonSpirit Health is dedicated to advancing health for all. It was created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. With its national office in Chicago and a team of more than 150,000 employees and 25,000 advanced practice physicians and clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 140 hospitals and more than 1,500 care sites in 21 states. In fiscal year 2021, CommonSpirit earned $33.3 billion in revenue and provided $5.1 billion in charitable care, community benefits, and unreimbursed government programs. Learn more at


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