Collaborative Practice

Pharmacist have a unique skill set and provide a wide array of patient care services. These services have been shown to reduce adverse drug events, improve safety, and thus optimize patient outcomes. In order for a pharmacist to be integrated into patient care, they must be authorized under collaborative practice agreements (CPA)

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy deems "collaborative practice" as a physician delegating aspects of their patients' drug therapy management  to an authorized pharmacist through a designated practice protocol. Current regulations provide authority for both MDs and DOs to enter collaborative practice agreements with pharmacists. See Iowa Administrative Code 657-8.34 (155A) for more information.

Physician Benefits to Entering Collaborative Practice Agreement

  • Improve Workflow
  • Increase Clinic Load
  • Enhanced focus on patient care
  • Ability to bill higher complexity codes
  • Improved outcomes
  • Pharmacotherapy support
  • Cost savings

Sample Collaborative Practice Agreements

Current Collaborators

  • Akron Mercy Medical Clinic (Akron, IA)
  • Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond Clinic (Belmond, IA)
  • Burlington Area Family Practice Center (Burlington, IA)
  • Mercy Cedar Rapids Employee Health Clinic (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • Iowa Specialty Hospital - Clarion Clinic (Clarion, IA)
  • Great River Medical Group (Davenport, IA)
  • Grinnell Regional Family Practice (Grinnell, IA)
  • Newton Clinic (Newton, IA)
  • River Crossing Clinic (Riverside, IA)
  • Siouxland Community Health Center (Sioux City, IA)
  • Northeastern Iowa Family Practice (Waterloo, IA)
  • Genesis Family Medical Center (Davenport, IA)
  • Sugar House Health Center (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • Wingra Family Medical Center (Madison, WI)
  • Northeast Family Medical Center (Madison, WI)
  • General Internal Medicine Clinic (Chapel Hill, NC)
  • Family Medicine Clinic (Tampa, FL)
  • Wheaton Franciscan Medical Group Wisconsin Ave (Racine, WI)
  • Physicians at Sugar Creek (Sugar Land, TX)
  • Family Health Center (San Antonio, TX)
  • Jefferson Family Medicine Center (Buffalo, NY)
  • Advocate Medical Group (Chicago, IL)
  • Medicine Group Practice (Philadelphia, PA)

If you are interested in entering a collaborative practice agreement with our CVRS pharmacists, please contact us at