January/February 2016

CMS' Newly Released Quality Measure Development Plan: Current Landscape and Potential Impact

February 20, 2016

Web Exclusives

Pursuant to the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act, CMS has released a draft Measure Development Plan detailing steps the federal government will take to incorporate measuring and reporting of quality measurements.

Drug Diversion: New Approaches to an Old Problem

February 17, 2016

Specialty Healthcare Benefits Council

Drug diversion in hospitals continues to be problematic. Heightened DEA activity and opioid addiction reaching epidemic proportions require hospitals to be more vigilant than ever.

Applying Value-Based Incentive Models Within Community Pharmacy Practice

February 17, 2016

Review Article

Healthcare is transforming through new payment models, including value-based incentives (VBIs); this article discusses implementation principles and operational strategies for VBIs in community pharmacy practice.

COPD Medication Adherence and Persistence Among Managed Medicare Enrollees

February 16, 2016

Original Research

The authors evaluated the significance of Medicare prescription plan choice on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease maintenance medication adherence and persistence using Optum Research Database information.