Meaningful Collaboration between Pharmacists and Physicians to Improve Quality and Meet Patient Needs


As payment models move towards risk-based payment, physicians and medical group practices are looking for new ways to create impactful changes that engage and empower the entire care team.  Many physicians are interested in working with pharmacists to improve the health of their patients and decrease the workload in their practices but may not fully realize the capabilities of pharmacists or how to employ or contract with them in their practices. This interactive session, co-sponsored by AMGA, will bring together physicians and medical group practice decision makers from different practice settings to discuss their learnings from successful collaborations between physicians and pharmacists.  

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe successful practices that have engaged pharmacists as active members of the care delivery team.
  2. Discuss the business case for the engagement of pharmacists as members of the medical practice care delivery team.
  3. Discuss physician and administrator perspectives on successful mechanisms to integrate pharmacists’ services into physician and medical group practices.
  4. Describe how pharmacists in various practice settings can bring value to the practice, including their impact on medication-related and health outcomes.
  5. Discuss the do’s and don’ts for pharmacists in approaching physician and medical group administrators.
Learning Level: Level 2
Pathway: Provider Status
Track: Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 17
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Music City Center - Room 104C-D
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-031-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
Activity Type: