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HEDIS measure defined: Medication reconciliation post-discharge (MRP)

09/14/2017

Medication reconciliation post-discharge (MRP) is one of the measures under the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) because it can improve patient safety, reduce readmission and help prevent adverse drug reactions.

Medication reconciliation — a review of the medication list for a patient recently discharged from an acute care facility with the most recent list in the outpatient medical record — is crucial. More than 40 percent of medication errors are believed to happen due to inadequate medication reconciliation during admission, transfer and discharge of patients, according to research. Of these errors, about 20 percent are believed to endanger patient safety.

Download this provider resource explaining the measure and how providers can maintain compliance for each of their patients.