OPEN MINDS - Rite Aid Launches Pharmacy - Based Chronic Disease Management
Rite Aid Launches Pharmacy - Based Chronic Disease Management, Partnering With ACOs & Medical Homes
On March 11, 2014, retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid launched the Rite Aid Health Alliance, in which Rite Aid pharmacists and in-store care coaches provide community-based health management services. Rite Aid partnered with a Medicare accountable care organization (ACO) and a Medicaid health home provider organization to pilot the services. The early adopters are Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN), a Medicaid health home in New York, ApolloMed ACO in Southern California; and Cornerstone Health Care ACO in North Carolina. The pilot started in the fall of 2013; during the pilot the Rite Aid Health Alliance delivered over 2,300 coaching visits to almost 1,500 enrolled patients.