Fall 2012 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Educational Conference

Fall 2012 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Educational Conference
November 30, 2012
Highlights from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 2012 Educational Conference, which took place on October 3-5, 2012, in Cincinnati, Ohio, are available in a newsletter published by The American Journal of Managed Care. Topics discussed include the ways in which heterogeneity shapes therapeutic decisions, patient outcomes, and coverage policies; assessment of the evidence for new medications; and phone-based medication therapy management services.
October 05, 2012
In this video, Aaron McKethan, PhD, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, RxAnte, talks about new strategies to improve patient medication adherence.
October 05, 2012
There exists a need for a standard of care to ensure that each patient's medications are appropriate, effective, safe, and able to be taken as intended. Medication therapy management (MTM) is a professional service that can help meet this need. Although the practice of providing comprehensive MTM services by phone has many positive attributes, there are many challenges associated with this type of intervention.
October 05, 2012
Brian Sweet, RPh, MBA, Executive Director, Health Care Alliances, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, talks about the progress that has been made to-date in integrating clinical data elements with administrative claims data.
October 05, 2012
Medication assessments directly impact the way a drug is covered, and drugs with better quality data with a higher level of certainty are more favorably covered. Accurately assessing the evidence for new medications will help payers summarize a drug's benefit-to-risk ratio.
October 05, 2012
In this video, Aimee Tharaldson, PharmD, Senior Clinical Consultant, Emerging Therapeutics Express Scripts, Inc, talks about the impact that biosimilar medications could potentially have on the specialty pharmacy market.
October 05, 2012
Edith Rosato, RPh, IOM, the chief executive officer of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, recently shared the organization's Top 5 strategic priorities for the coming year.
October 05, 2012
In this video, Feng Zeng, PhD, Senior Health Economist, MedImpact, discusses how the implementation of copayment reduction in the gap in 2011 influenced adherence measures for oral diabetes medications.
October 05, 2012
The role of the pharmacist in the care of patients with cancer is evolving. Pharmacists can help optimize treatment outcomes for each patient through use of patient-specific and disease-specific strategies.
October 04, 2012
In this video, David Nau, PhD, talks about data challenges as they relate to medication adherence measures. "One data challenge that Medicare plans face is getting all of the prescription field data from the pharmacist," says Dr. Nau.
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