Debora Sternaman, PharmD, Discusses the Health Insurance Marketplace
Debora Sternaman, PharmD, the director of commercial formulary services at Catamaran in Georgetown, TX discusses the Health Insurance Marketplace and how the new model offers a different experience from the current managed care structure.
This video was taken at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on April 3, 2013.
No state-run exchange, no subsidy for health coverage. That’s what a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday, marking the second such ruling against a key component of the Affordable Care Act and setting up a potential return trip to the US Supreme Court to decide the fate of a key piece of the law.
The most recent Medicare Advantage and Part D program audits revealed that oversight of formulary administration is an area that health plans continue to struggle with, Sarah J. Lorance, vice president of Medicare Compliance at WellPoint, said at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Conference on Medicare and Medicaid and Dual Eligibles Summit in Washington, DC.
Although the oncolytic virus therapy being used in the OPTIM trial has been modified in a way that there should be minimal safety concerns, it should still be handled in a way to limit adverse effects and mutations, according to Kimberly Shafer-Weaver, PhD.