Hospital/Health-System Pharmacy

Four reasons why a hospital should open an integrated pharmacyWhen is retail right? Consider these four benefits that will impact the bottom line.
Medicare Part D patients not taking blood pressure meds correctlyExpert offers specific actions for managed care execs to take
Providers are failing to meet needs of depressed patientsA new study shows that many adults with depression don’t receive treatment, whereas others receive treatments that do not match their level of illness severity.

Insurer expands hep C drug coverageNationwide class action suit spurs new coverage decision for hepatitis C medications.
Genetic testing raises difficult questions for payersA new database helps payers understand which genetic tests are available, which genes they test for, and which tests would be appropriate to use to inform patient management.
Don't overlook vaccines in value-based benefit designA new study highlights why vaccination costs should be a top consideration when evaluating benefit offerings.

Medication adherence: High tech still needs a personal touchWhere do the capabilities of healthcare technology end and the need for the human hand begin to deliver top value for managed care executives?
Remicade will now have a biosimilarExpert: Expectations are high that biosimilars can control overall biologic cost growth.
Top 5 skills for an ACO liaisonAs ACOs continue to grow in the healthcare sector, it is imperative that a liaison is in place to act as an intermediary between ACO members and patients to help achieve desired outcomes.
Up for debate: CMS Star Ratings releasedExperts break down the controversy over the agency’s release of Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings.