Jim Riopelle, MD, CPE
Yes they can.
With the specialized training they receive, clinical pharmacists are an invaluable resource for primary care providers. In my own experience, having a clinical pharmacist on the medical team helps to achieve quality performance goals and improve financial performance.
Dr. Jain articulates the benefits very nicely in this Forbes article: https://www.forbes.com/sites/sachinjain/2018/10/10/can-pharmacists-help-reinvent-primary-care-in-the-united-states/#63596f6a590b
Vertically integrated systems figured this out years ago and have been using clinical pharmacists to improve Medicare 5 Star performance, achieve share savings in their risk contracts, and increase provider productivity & sophistication.
If you don't already have your own integrated pharmacists managing complex medication regimens for your sickest patients, please consider contacting me. We can help.