Recruitment

Recruitment Status
Completed
Estimated Enrollment
600

Inclusion Criteria

Speak English or Spanish;
Are taking 2 or more medications that are refilled on 30, 60, or 90 day schedules;
Are beneficiaries of the partnering ACO;
...
Speak English or Spanish;
Are taking 2 or more medications that are refilled on 30, 60, or 90 day schedules;
Are beneficiaries of the partnering ACO;
Are not institutionalized (i.e., residents of nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, or prisons).
Are at least 18 years of age; and
Are receiving medical care at El Rio and have been since before May 1, 2013;

Exclusion Criteria

Use of a legal authorized representative
Use of a legal authorized representative

Summary

Conditions
Medication Adherence
Type
Interventional
Design
  • Allocation: Randomized
  • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
  • Masking: None (Open Label)
  • Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Participation Requirements

Age
Between 18 years and 125 years
Gender
Both males and females

Description

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has partnered with a federally qualified health center (FQHC), a supermarket community pharmacy, and an accountable care organization (ACO) to participate in this ABM for ACO Beneficiaries initiative. The FQHC, El Rio Community Health Center pha...

The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Foundation has partnered with a federally qualified health center (FQHC), a supermarket community pharmacy, and an accountable care organization (ACO) to participate in this ABM for ACO Beneficiaries initiative. The FQHC, El Rio Community Health Center pharmacy, and supermarket pharmacy, Fry's Pharmacy, will serve as implementing pharmacy study sites and will implement the ABM for beneficiaries of the ACO who utilize their pharmacies for medication refill services. The ABM involves synchronizing all medications to come due on the same day of the month and the individual receives a pre-appointment phone call from the pharmacy staff to review medications and identify any changes. The ACO will provide medical and claims data on enrolled subjects as well as a control group for the intervention population. The APhA Foundation will aggregate intervention, prescription fill, and economic data from the 3 partners in an effort to evaluate the impact of the ABM on healthcare costs and medication adherence. The APhA Foundation has an a priori intent to publish the project results.

Inclusion Criteria

Speak English or Spanish;
Are taking 2 or more medications that are refilled on 30, 60, or 90 day schedules;
Are beneficiaries of the partnering ACO;
...
Speak English or Spanish;
Are taking 2 or more medications that are refilled on 30, 60, or 90 day schedules;
Are beneficiaries of the partnering ACO;
Are not institutionalized (i.e., residents of nursing homes, psychiatric institutions, or prisons).
Are at least 18 years of age; and
Are receiving medical care at El Rio and have been since before May 1, 2013;

Exclusion Criteria

Use of a legal authorized representative
Use of a legal authorized representative

Locations

Tucson, Arizona, 85745
Phoenix, Arizona, 85043
Tucson, Arizona, 85745
Phoenix, Arizona, 85043

Tracking Information

NCT #
NCT02137551
Collaborators
Not Provided
Investigators
  • Principal Investigator: Lindsay Kunkle, PharmD APhA Study Director: Benjamin Bluml, BPharm APhA Foundation
  • Lindsay Kunkle, PharmD APhA Study Director: Benjamin Bluml, BPharm APhA Foundation