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Medication reconciliation post-discharge is critical to patient safety and care coordination efforts

Medication reconciliation can reduce the chance of adverse drug events, especially for patients taking multiple medications, by comparing a patient’s current and discharge medication list.

The Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge (MRP) HEDIS® star measure assesses patients ages 18 and older in the measurement year with Medicare coverage whose medications were reconciled on the date of discharge through 30 days after discharge (a total of 31 days).

During medication reconciliation, changes in the medication list should be reviewed and documented. Medication reconciliation also allows for documentation of the most accurate list of patient medications, allergies and adverse drug reactions.

View the Medication Reconciliation Post-Discharge tip sheet to learn more about when the process should be completed, information to include in medical records, CPT® codes to include in claims and tips for talking with patients about this important topic.

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