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ACO Data Tools Help Boost Prevention, Medication Compliance, Performance Results

By using as many data tools as possible, including EPIC® and MyChart®, and having physicians or their medical assistants contact patients directly if they missed medical appointments or shots, John C. Lincoln Network was able to significantly boost medical compliance … finish reading ACO Data Tools Help Boost Prevention, Medication Compliance, Performance Results

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Specialty Pharmacies Pivotal in Improving Healthcare Outcomes, Lowering Costs

Kidney transplant patients who went to specialty pharmacies as opposed to retail pharmacies showed 30 percent lower post-transplant-related medical costs and 13 percent lower overall healthcare costs, according to a study published in the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy. The … finish reading Specialty Pharmacies Pivotal in Improving Healthcare Outcomes, Lowering Costs

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Expanding Medicaid Lowers Depression, Financial Strain, But Doesn’t Improve Physical Health

While Medicaid coverage has helped to increase diabetes diagnoses and medication compliance among the poor, and reduce depression and out-of-pocket medical expenses, it has not helped to reduce the prevalence of diabetes, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure, according to … finish reading Expanding Medicaid Lowers Depression, Financial Strain, But Doesn’t Improve Physical Health

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Automated Phone and Mail Notices Increase Medication Adherence

Patients on cholesterol medicine are more likely to be adherent if reminded to fill their prescriptions by phone and mail messages, according to a study by Kaiser Permanente, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The study of 5,216 Kaiser … finish reading Automated Phone and Mail Notices Increase Medication Adherence

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Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals’ Management of Chronic Diseases

Nearly half of patients taking medications for chronic conditions do not follow their prescribed medication regimens because of prior beliefs about their necessity and long-term effects and dependency, according to a new report from the University of Missouri. Failure to … finish reading Medication Beliefs Strongly Affect Individuals’ Management of Chronic Diseases

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