Richard G Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD—Column Editor

As a retail provider, CVS not only has its pharmacies, which have prescribing authority in several states and can act as treatment providers in certain areas, such as vaccination. It also has the ability to operate clinics in many locations.
Using clinical pathways to direct exactly where and when care can be best provided is critical to population health management success.
Should the Trump administration succeed in rolling back many ACA key policies, clinical pathways will need to mitigate the costs from patients, providers and payers.
The author highlights the potential benefits of prescribing specific sites of care in clinical pathways.