SinfoníaRx Now Requires Credentialing for MTM Pharmacists

TUCSON Ariz., Aug. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SinfoníaRx announced today that they will be the first medication therapy management program to require all pharmacists delivering direct patient care services on their behalf to be officially credentialed by their Clinical Committee. Medication therapy management is a personalized service designed to improve the health of patients by ensuring optimal medication use.

“Managing chronic illness can be extremely complex. It is important that pharmacists serving patients exceed our high standards,” said Ann Wild, PharmD, Vice President of Operations and Clinical Services. “By launching the nation’s first credentialing program for MTM providers, we are ensuring that our patients have access to pharmacists with specific expertise and advanced clinical training.”

The SinfoníaRx credentialing process includes an assessment of each MTM provider’s education, post-graduate clinical training, and certifications. Additionally, each MTM provider must pass a clinical competency exam. The Clinical Committee that approves the providers consists of pharmacists from the SinfoníaRx, The University of Arizona, and The Ohio State University.

About SinfoníaRx:

SinfoníaRx is an innovative health care company whose mission is to provide the highest quality healthcare solutions for health plans, patients, and caregivers. We improve the health and wellness of patients with complex and chronic illnesses through the use of innovative healthcare technology and the most experienced medication therapy management providers in the nation.

In 2015, SinfoníaRx staff of approximately 400 pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians working in our 3 contracted clinical call-centers located in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona and Columbus, Ohio completed over 185,500 comprehensive medication reviews and made 895,164 recommendations to physicians to improve medication treatment. To date, our program has resolved more than 1,000,000 drug therapy problems resulting in more than $570 million in overall healthcare savings.

SinfoníaRx is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sinfonía HealthCare Corp.

About Sinfonía HealthCare: Sinfonía HealthCare was launched in January 2013 by pioneering healthcare executives Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, the CEO, CFO team and founders of Providence Service Corporation. Sinfonía has created an innovative approach to community based medical care by establishing a full continuum of health services including: hospice, home health, companion care, primary care, wellness, and medication therapy management. Sinfonía also launched a behavioral health division designed to integrate mental health, pharmacy and primary care in Arizona, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, New Hampshire and Virginia.

Contact: Sandy Mellor Director of Community Relations Sinfonía HealthCare Corp. 520-339-1744

Source:Sinfonia HealthCare Corp.