Russell Cohen, MD, Discusses Medication Adherence in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Russell Cohen, MD, says medication adherence is an important issue for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), because patients must stay on medications long term. Dr Cohen comments, "IBD is a chronic relapsing condition, you don't just stop your medicines." There have been many breakthroughs in medication adherence for managing IBD. For instance, Dr Cohen says once-a-day dosing ensures patients don't fall behind in taking their prescribed medications.
This video was taken on May 2, 2013, at the NAMCP Spring Managed Care Forum in Orlando, FL.
Panelists discussed the price of pharmaceuticals and controlling the cost of care at the 64th Annual Roy A. Bowers Pharmaceutical Conference: A Measured Approach—Health Care Delivery and Transformation in a Metric Driven World, held by Rutgers University.
From the youngest patients to the oldest, the Affordable Care Act’s promise that care will be provided despite pre-existing conditions is bumping against the challenge of keeping costs in check. From around the country come reports of pushback, which evoke the 1990s stories of managed care’s debut: limited choice.
The era of accountable care and pay for performance is here, and physicians will have to embrace these novel reimbursement models. In a plenary session, Rubin Cohen, MD, FCCP, a member of the American College of Chest Physician’s quality improvement committee, discussed the relationship between quality improvement and outcomes.
A symposium on idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), which was presented on behalf of InterMune, Inc, highlighted clinical data supporting the use of pirfenidone in patients with IPF. Leading the panel discussion was Steven Nathan, MD, FCCP, a principal investigator involved in studies of pirfenidone. Dr Nathan was joined by IPF experts Lisa Lancaster, MD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Marilyn Glassberg, MD, of the University of Miami Health System.