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Medication Dispensing Pilot Project:
"plastic pill box on steroids"
"Instead of waiting for the doctor to prescribe the machine, our proposal calls for a more proactive approach to improving medication noncompliance," said Debra Roth, special projects director and legal counsel for Service Employees International Union, which represents 240,000 home health care workers. She calls the dispensing device "a plastic pill box on steroids." Not only does it dispense medications at the appropriate time and in the correct dose, but the device also alerts caregivers if patients are negligent.
Learn more: Read article in California HealthlineQuote by Debra Roth / Service Employees International Union
Targeting Medi-Cal recipients identified as high-risk for medication non-adherence, the voluntary pilot will purchase, install and monitor automated medication dispensing machines in participants’ homes. Net annual savings for the first year are estimated at $153.1 million, said Karen Keeslar, executive director of the California Association of Public Authorities.
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