Community Health Corner: Pharmacies added to Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network

Thursday, January 28, 2016
By Stephanie Yang, Pharmacy Program Specialist, NPCC CPESN Referral Coordinator

New pharmacies have been added to the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network (CPESN), one of Community Care of North Carolina’s (CCNC) partners. CPESN is in the second year of a three-year grant funded by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

The Lincoln Community Health Center (LCHS) Pharmacy has been added to the CPESN and will now offer enhanced services to its patient population. In addition, CPESN welcomes its first chain pharmacies: Kroger Pharmacy on North Point and Kroger Pharmacy on Roxboro Street, both in Durham.

CPESN pharmacies provide services beyond dispensing drugs and patient education. The pharmacies are a great resource for all of our patients, especially those with chronic conditions. The enhanced services can include, but are not limited to, medication synchronization, adherence packaging, home delivery, and in depth counseling/coaching on medication issues for eligible patients.

CPESN pharmacies are partners in Division of Community Health case management.

CPESN is one of CCNC’s partners in improving the “quality of patient care and outcomes related to optimal medication use,” which ultimately leads to reducing the total cost of care.