Health Insurance Exchanges UpdateApril 19th 2012
One of the more popular sessions at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 24th Annual Meeting on Thursday featured Paul Frostin, PhD, Director, Health Research and Education Program, Employee Benefit Research Institute, on the topic of health insurance exchanges.
Emerging Type 2 Diabetes Treatment StrategiesApril 18th 2012
Many patients with type 2 diabetes could avoid the long-term complications of their disease by ensuring consistent and proper glycemic control. With insulin use decreasing in recent years and the use of newer agents increasing, treatment regiments have changed drastically. Newer options may affect rates of glycemic control but may also be adding to the complexity of clinical decision making, as well as the management of benefits for plans and payers.
Medication Adherence in Patients With Multiple SclerosisApril 18th 2012
Also on the agenda for day one at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) 24th Annual Meeting in San Francisco was a satellite symposium that focused on analyzing and applying evidence to improve the cost/benefit and risk/benefit outcomes in multiple sclerosis. One of the overarching themes throughout the 5 presentations that comprised the program was medication adherence.
Managed Care and Oncology Pharmacy Management: Focus on Multiple MyelomaApril 18th 2012
Wednesday morning at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 24th Annual Meeting featured a satellite symposium that focused on the evolving role of managed care and oncology pharmacy management. The presentations by distinguished faculty reviewed current evidence-based data to enable decision making based on indicators of treatment outcomes for multiple myeloma; demonstrated the use of comparative effectiveness research (CER) as a decision support tool; and evaluated innovative pharmacy benefit models and specialty management services.
Considerations for Constructing a Specialty Pharmacy Service Business PlanJanuary 1st 1970
Specialty pharmacy presents itself as both a challenging business model and a significant financial opportunity under the right circumstances, especially for health systems. Kevin Colgan, MA, FASHP, of Rush University Medical Center and Kyle Skiermont, PharmD, of Fairview Pharmacy Services provided an overview of specialty pharmacies and presented strategies for building a successful specialty pharmacy business.