Kroger pharmacies are partnering with The Health Collaborative and the University of Cincinnati's college of pharmacy to conduct a two-year study matching pharmacists with patients for medication management counseling. Nearly 1 in 5 Medicare patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of discharge, often for preventable complications. "Our pharmacists will make appointments to meet with patients and caregivers in person to reconcile medications, identify any issues, answer questions and provide suggestions for self-management," said Kroger Cincinnati/Dayton Division President Sukanya Madlinger.

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