AJMC® in the Press, July 13, 2018

Coverage of our peer-reviewed research and news reporting in the healthcare and mainstream press.

The National Pharmaceutical Council’s Tuesday CER Daily Newsfeed highlighted an article from The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®). The article, “VBID Strategies to Encourage Drug Adherence Working, Review Finds,” covered an updated review of value-based insurance design as a strategy for increasing consumer adherence to prescription medications. The review found moderate-quality evidence that such strategies are useful for increasing the use of high-value drug classes while lowering cost sharing.

Leader-Telegram's article on food as medicine included a study published in the June issue of AJMC®, “Simply Delivered Meals: A Tale of Collaboration.” The study put a spotlight on the growing recognition of the importance of social determinants of health and assessed the impact of a specialized meal delivery program called Simply Delivered for ME. The study found that the meal service, which was offered to patients in a community-based care transition program, was associated with cost savings and a 38% reduction in the 30-day hospital readmission rate.