Insurance Matters - July 2023

New Spira Care Program Aims to Optimize Patient Medications

July 2023

Blue KC members enrolled in plans with exclusive access to Spira Care Centers have access to an entire Care Team and a variety of advanced primary care services at nine convenient Spira Care Centers located throughout the Kansas City metro area – all at no to low additional cost*.

Spira Care has launched the Comprehensive Medication Management (CMM) program, an innovative patient-centered approach assessing a patient’s medications to help ensure they are appropriate, effective, safe given other health conditions and medications being taken, and accessible.

The program’s initial focus is on patients with complex conditions who are transitioning out of the hospital. 

More about CMM

Helping to ensure Spira Care patients get the most benefit from advances in pharmacology is a critical component of improving their health. Spira Care’s CMM program takes a patient-centered approach and is delivered by a Doctor of Pharmacy working in collaboration with the patient and other healthcare providers.  

CMM is a critical and innovative connector between primary care, hospitals, partner health systems, specialty healthcare providers, pharmacy, and health insurance. It supports improved medication-related outcomes and offers increased individualized attention to medications and the impact of those medications on a patient’s daily life.  

Spira Care and CMM

Spira Care’s CMM program includes an individualized care plan to help patients achieve the intended goals of each medication with appropriate follow-up to monitor outcomes. 

Spira Care’s ambulatory care pharmacist, Bailey Scism, PharmD, BCACP, is embedded in the primary care setting to support and empower patients to proactively manage their health goals, diagnoses, and prescriptions. She works side-by-side with Spira Care physicians and advanced practice providers in the transitions of patients who have been hospitalized. She also helps ensure prescriptions are safe, effective, and affordable for each patient’s unique needs and insurance formulary interpretation.  

Through CMM, Dr. Scism applies her pharmacotherapeutic expertise in a collaborative process with Spira Care Teams, allowing physicians to be more efficient, see more patients, and spend more time providing medical care.  

CMM embodies the Spira Care model of Advanced Primary Care, offering a personalized, patient-centered, simplified healthcare experience.  

Visit for more information about Spira Care, including services, locations, hours, Care Teams and a virtual tour.  

*Blue KC members enrolled in plans (without a Health Savings Account) with exclusive access to Spira Care Centers will have no costs for any procedure provided at a Spira Care Center. Blue KC members enrolled in plans (with a Health Savings Account or HSA Eligible) with exclusive access to Spira Care Centers will have an affordable charge for services. Preventive services are covered at 100 percent.

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