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Dr Latha Alaparthi Previews DDW 2022 With Conversation on Women Leadership in GI

Dr Latha Alaparthi Previews DDW 2022 With Conversation on Women Leadership in GI

May 18th 2022, 7:56pm

Digestive Disease Week

Latha Alaparthi, MD, gastroenterologist at Gastroenterology Center of Connecticut, talks about lessons she has learned from being a woman in a medical leadership position and what she hopes to teach others at the Women in GI Luncheon at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022.

Importance of Microbiome, Disease Prevention Among Topics to Be Discussed at DDW 2022

Importance of Microbiome, Disease Prevention Among Topics to Be Discussed at DDW 2022

May 18th 2022, 2:30pm

Digestive Disease Week

Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2022, held virtually and in San Diego, California, from May 21 to 24, will feature research and presentations exploring new ways to prevent and treat digestive diseases.

Managed Care Has a Key Role in Biosimilar Adoption, Says Cardinal's Oskouei

Managed Care Has a Key Role in Biosimilar Adoption, Says Cardinal's Oskouei

May 12th 2022, 1:17pm

Asembia

Biosimilar adoption can be accelerated or stymied depending on actions taken by the managed care space, explained Sonia Oskouei, PharmD, vice president, biosimilars, Cardinal Health, during a session at Asembia’s Specialty Pharmacy Summit.

Assessing Cost Savings, Waste Reduction From Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine

Assessing Cost Savings, Waste Reduction From Pharmacogenomics and Precision Medicine

May 11th 2022, 8:47pm

Asembia

David Skomo, and Nick Page, PharmD, of WellDyne offered their perspectives on recent developments in precision medicine at the 2022 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit.

What's Behind Lagging Payer Uptake of Prescription Digital Therapeutics?

What's Behind Lagging Payer Uptake of Prescription Digital Therapeutics?

May 10th 2022, 2:09pm

Asembia

In a session at the 2022 Asembia Specialty Pharmacy Summit, Jayne Hornung, chief clinical officer at Managed Markets Insights & Technology (MMIT), outlined factors driving payer hesitation when it comes to covering prescription digital therapeutics.

Integrating Analytics With High-Touch Pharmacy Care for Vulnerable Beneficiaries

Integrating Analytics With High-Touch Pharmacy Care for Vulnerable Beneficiaries

May 8th 2022, 12:05pm

Pharmacy Quality Alliance

UPMC Health Plan, RxAnte, and Mosaic Pharmacy Services outlined how they are operating a value-based pharmacy care management program within Community HealthChoices, Pennsylvania’s managed Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS) program, at a recent conference.

What’s Required in Order to Fight Medication Use Quality Disparities

What’s Required in Order to Fight Medication Use Quality Disparities

May 6th 2022, 2:22am

Pharmacy Quality Alliance

When it comes to making equity improvements and successes sustainable, leadership from the top levels are required, and that means finding champions who are bold, open to collaboration, and willing to explore new partnerships with an open mind, the panel agreed.

At PQA, CMS Veteran Blum Highlights Policy Shifts and Rationale for Latest Rulemaking

At PQA, CMS Veteran Blum Highlights Policy Shifts and Rationale for Latest Rulemaking

May 5th 2022, 5:44pm

Pharmacy Quality Alliance

Future quality conversations must recognize what the pandemic has illustrated over the past 2 years—that patients who were in the most dire need of health care, including those with multiple chronic conditions, had the least amount of access, said Jonathan Blum, MPP, the principal deputy administrator and chief operating officer of CMS.

Ryan Urgo of Avalere: “Addressing Rural Care Is a Health Equity Issue”

Ryan Urgo of Avalere: “Addressing Rural Care Is a Health Equity Issue”

May 5th 2022, 1:45am

Asembia

Addressing rural care is a way of addressing health inequities, and the Biden administration’s recent investment in rural care reflects its commitment to addressing health equity, said Ryan Urgo, MPAP, managing director, health policy, Avalere.

Patients, Pharmacists Tackle SDOH, With Surprising Insights

Patients, Pharmacists Tackle SDOH, With Surprising Insights

May 4th 2022, 8:52pm

Pharmacy Quality Alliance

At the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) 2022 Annual Meeting Wednesday, participants heard about some unexpected insights arising from a workshop held this week between patients and pharmacists who are creating a patient-centered outcomes research agenda focused on addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) in the community pharmacy setting.