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Featured Feature: MPR Values and GAP


Caitlin Sattler - August 7, 2019 - 0 comments

Tired of crunching numbers to understand your patients’ adherence statistics? PioneerRx’s pharmacy software system can automatically calculate the Medication Possession Ratio (MPR) and GAP (days a patient has been without a medication) numbers that may be affecting your patients’ medication management. Similarly to PDC Scores, MPR is calculated by the days supply filled for the patient, divided by the number of days the prescription is in the patient’s possession. (Example: a 30-day supply divided by 25 days equals an MPR of 120% for that month.) Unlike PDC, MPR takes into account when patients finish a prescription too soon so the pharmacist can address potential issues of substance abuse, improper adherence, etc. If a patient is prescribed a 30-day supply but does not return to the pharmacy until 33 days have passed, the patient has a GAP of 3. An analysis of MPR and GAP may be displayed in a customized “report card” that pharmacy staff members and patients may use as a visual aid in troubleshooting adherence gaps.  

Dean Gruber, Vice President of Trade at altScripts Specialty Pharmacy, relies on PioneerRx’s pharmacy software while overseeing the pharmacy’s third party contracts. “We’ve incorporated the MPR/GAP analysis into our operations team, especially our staff pharmacists and high-level technicians who will be working on adherence. We’ve added this to the column headers of specific queues within the workflow, where the pharmacists and technicians who are addressing adherence can look at those columns and pinpoint the patients who are having trouble with adherence.”