The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's (AMCP) will hold its 2013 Nexus in San Antonio, TX, October 15-18 at the Henry B. Gonzalez convention center. The American Journal of Managed Care
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Managed Care Responses to Healthcare Reform
The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) has many key goals and components. When paneled, the majority of AMCP 2013 Nexus attendees agreed that the PCMH is best described as “a practice model that organizes primary care practice operations and incentives to deliver patient-centered, coordinated, comprehensive care with the goal of improved quality and efficiency.”
Pipeline Session: Specialty Pharmaceuticals in Development
The dynamic landscape of healthcare and managed care pharmacy will be deeply impacted by new and emerging specialty medications. The ever-spiraling costs of specialty medications have led many experts to question whether these treatments translate into true improvements in health outcomes or patients’ quality of life.
Michael Fischer, MD, Discusses Non-Adherence
Michael Fischer, MD, associate professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, associate physician, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said that the complexity of the healthcare system is part of the challenge of managing adherence.
Making Managed Care Work for Dual Eligibles
Dual eligibles—the class of Americans that qualify for both Medicaid and Medicare coverage—are mostly older adults with low incomes and tend to be the sickest beneficiaries covered by either Medicaid or Medicare.