July 2019

Precision Medicines Need Precision Patient Assistance Programs

July 17, 2019

EDITORIAL

The competing strategies of patient assistance programs and co-pay accumulator adjustment programs create confusion and administrative burden for clinicians and patients, potentially reducing adherence to clinically indicated services and worsening patient outcomes.

Impact of a Co-pay Accumulator Adjustment Program on Specialty Drug Adherence

July 17, 2019

MANAGERIAL

Commercial health plan initiation of a co-pay accumulator adjustment program for specialty medications treating autoimmune diseases was associated with significant reductions in medication adherence and persistence.

Evaluation of Interdisciplinary Geriatric Transitions of Care on Readmission Rates

July 16, 2019

WEB EXCLUSIVE

An interdisciplinary transitions of care service composed of nurse navigators, pharmacists, and medical providers reduced 30-day hospital readmissions among patients who received all components of the intervention.