A pharmacist, Vouk had made an appointment to visit with Johnson in her traditional, two-story Lincoln Park home. But at 73, and only recently out of rehab care that followed a hospital visit, Johnson simply had forgotten.

It was the hospitalization that had brought Vouk to Johnson’s home. He works for New Jersey-based healthcare provider Tabula Rasa, which has contracted for the past three years with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to provide post-hospital pharmacy visits for a certain group of its members.

The goal: To keep those members from returning to the hospital anytime soon.

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