Rebecca P. Snead, RPh, Discusses the Current Movement Toward Pharmacist Provider Status
Rebecca P. Snead, RPh, the executive vice president and CEO of the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations discusses the current movement towards pharmacist provider status, and elaborates on the challenges and opportunities encountered.
This video was taken at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, CA, on April 4, 2013.
CMS has announced that it will nearly double the number of candidates in its bundled payment program. As part of the Affordable Care Act, the program aims to reduce care costs and improve patients’ quality of care by offering providers with an alternative to the traditional fee-for-service reimbursement model.
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.