Medication Reconciliation & More...Topics for Patient Safety

Medication Reconciliation: Readmissions & Reimbursement

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 0.60
    • Physicians: 0.50
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Nov 7, 2016
  • Expires: Nov 7, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
  • Average User Rating:
    (2 Ratings)


James Ross James Ross, PharmD
Medication Reconciliation Pharmacist
St. Joseph Hospital
Lexington, KY

Needs Statement

As much as half of adverse drug events after discharge are results of a system error and a discrepancy on discharge increases the rate of readmission from 6% to 14%.  For this reason, intrdocuing medication reconciliation is important to decreasing readmission.

This interprofessional activity will explore decreasing readmissions and reimbursement for medication reconciliation.

If you are new to medication reconiciliation, consider visiting this Introductory Activity.

Target Audience

This activity was designed as an interprofessional educational event for health care professionals that interact with patients and have an opportunity to educate on the imporatnce of conducting medication reconciliation.


Identify four interventions for safe medication use across transitions of care;

Define the purpose of the Hospital Admission Reduction Program; and 

Describe the use of Medication Therapy Management in the hospital setting.



UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 0.60 Contact Hours.


The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 0.50 hour of AOA Category 2A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge

Faculty Disclosure

Neither the faculty or UNTHSC Continuing Education Department has anything to disclose.