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The estimate is based on a new analysis of out-of-pocket costs for influenza-related hospitalizations in 2018 that were paid by people with Medicare Advantage plans, which are Medicare plans run by private insurance companies.
Communication plays a critical role in coping strategies around health and financial challenges, according to a recent qualitative study that investigated how people cope with these challenges.
Across all of the nations studied, investigators found that the United States accounted for 58% of all prescription drug sales but just 24% of the volume.
In order to eradicate HIV, the researchers said increasing health coverage will be essential. Without that, HIV will continue to spread, and individuals will be unaware of their status.
Value-based contracts can lower costs for payers, offer pharmaceutical companies valuable feedback about their therapies, and, ultimately, improve the quality of health care.
Nonadherence is linked to poor health outcomes, including a decreased quality-of-life, disease progression, and increased hospitalizations.
The changes, finalized today, are generally effective for the 2022 plan year and will potentially lower enrollee cost sharing on some of the most expensive prescription drugs.
Katea Ravega, a partner at Quarles and Brady LLP, discussed the recent Supreme Court ruling in Rutledge v. PCMA and what it could mean for the future of states’ legislation around PBMs.
This week on Pharmacy Times, there are a number of important topics that will be covered and posted throughout the week.
There are many benefits to adopting and integrating new technological methods for hosting pharmacy organization events.
Supreme Court ruling clears the way for states to pass laws that protect pharmacies from predatory reimbursement practices by PBMs.
Supreme Court decision establishes that states do have the right to regulate pharmacy benefit managers in managed care organizations.