December 2015

Status Check on HF 2297

December 21, 2015

Business of Pharmacy

Following unanimous passage of pharmacy benefits manager legislation in Iowa during the 2014 and 2015 legislative sessions, the Iowa Pharmacy Association continues to work closely with the Iowa Insurance Division on rule-making.

Opportunities for Collaboration in Clinical Pharmacy Services

December 21, 2015

Features

As the relationship between pharmacist and physician developed, doctors began asking the pharmacist to go beyond offering advice and to initiate changes to the drug and dosage regimens in response to patients' signs and symptoms.

Impacting Pharmacy Performance Measures: The Need for Fair and Reasonable Compensation for Pharmacists

December 21, 2015

Features

New pay-for-performance strategies are being used by payers to improve quality by providing bonus incentives to providers based on their performance, forcing health care providers to focus on quality of care to ensure that patients are achieving positive health outcomes.