March/April 2017

How Can We Address Barriers to Accessing Needed Care?

May 10, 2017

Commentary

Adherence and access to higher-value care can make a big difference in reducing costs for patients and our healthcare system; however, the financial burden of high-deductible health plans and out-of-pocket costs must also be considered.

Telephone-Based Cardiovascular Medication Therapy Management in Medicare Part D Enrollees With Diabetes

May 10, 2017

Original Research

A telephonic pharmacist-delivered medication therapy management intervention is an effective method for increasing the utilization of guideline-recommended cardiovascular therapies in high-risk Medicare patients with diabetes.

Follow the Numbers: A Focus on Anti-Inflammatory Medications

May 10, 2017

From the Editor

In addition to having a major impact on patient health outcomes, medications can have significant cost implications for all stakeholders; insurers and employers need to work with their pharmacy benefit managers to ensure that the right patients are getting the right medications at the right time.