NOW AVAILABLE: AMCP Spring 2013 Conference Coverage
Highlights from The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Meeting & Expo, which took place on April 2–5, 2013, in San Diego, CA, are available in a newsletter published by The American Journal of Managed Care.
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A study just published in The American Journal of Managed Care examined how benefit design differences affected seniors who received prescription coverage through Medicare Advantage compared with a stand-alone Medicare drug plan. The review showed that integrating drug coverage with medical care resulted in fewer barriers to name-brand drugs, with lower copayments.
A team of researchers published data Tuesday in the American Journal of Managed Care showing that prior authorization policies in Medicaid programs have significantly higher rates of severe mental illness in their prison populations.
Not every patient responds the same way to the same treatment, yet healthcare is moving toward a system based on population health. How can researchers, health plans, and providers respond? This month in The American Journal of Managed Care, Jennifer S. Graff, PharmD, and co-authors call for an approach that identifies when differences in patient responses are mostly like to matter, and offering greater flexibility when the patient’s health is most at stake.
Uncompensated care was supposed to be a thing of the past, but it's persisting in many states not expanding Medicaid eligibility. As an alternative, for some high-cost uninsured patients, hospitals are turning to a new option.
Dr. Michael Bell, previously announced as the keynote speaker for the September 25-26 live meeting hosted by The American Journal of Managed Care, this weekend discussed his role in overhauling lab safety at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Attendees at AJMCLive’s Atlanta conference, “Value-Based Decision-Making in Infectious Disease,” will have the chance to hear Dr. Bell discuss the prevention of hospital-acquired infections.