Hospital/Health-System Pharmacy

Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction medsAs part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
Four ways clinical decision support can improve outcomesThe advantages of using an advanced clinical decision support system fall into four general “reducing” categories. Here they are.
Three ways to rein in drug costs regardless of who becomes presidentIt’s time for stakeholders to cooperate in order to limit the wasted spending on prescription medications and chart a path to collectively improving value derivation.
Biosimilars and interchangeable biologics: News to watchBiosimilars in the United States are slowly gaining traction, but widespread confusion and legal barriers remain.
Health execs must brace for autoimmune drug changesA comprehensive understanding of this rapidly increasing drug class is essential to integrate pharmacy and medical claim information.
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.
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.
Insurer expands hep C drug coverageNationwide class action suit spurs new coverage decision for hepatitis C medications.