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Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

Community pharmacists can take a greater role in helping their patients adhere to their medication regimens, leading to a reduction in emergency room (ER) visits and hospital admissions, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of … finish reading Community Pharmacist Intervention Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Healthcare Costs: Study

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U.S. Fees for Drugs, Medical Procedures Still Exceed Costs in Surveyed Nations

The United States continues to have the highest fees for drugs and various medical procedures of those countries surveyed for the 2013 Comparative Price Report, according to results from the Data International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP) annual survey of … finish reading U.S. Fees for Drugs, Medical Procedures Still Exceed Costs in Surveyed Nations

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ACOs’ Medication Readiness Falling Short of Quality, Cost Goals

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have not yet developed the capabilities to leverage optimal medication use to achieve quality care and reduce overall costs, according to a study by researchers from the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC), the American Medical Group Association … finish reading ACOs’ Medication Readiness Falling Short of Quality, Cost Goals

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National Health Spending Growth Remains Low for 4th Straight Year

Slower growth in prescription drug, nursing home, private health insurance, and Medicare expenditures contributed to low overall healthcare costs for the fourth consecutive year, according to the CMS’s office of the Actuary. The report also found that the Affordable Care … finish reading National Health Spending Growth Remains Low for 4th Straight Year

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Diabetics Who Use Mail Order Pharmacies Less Likely to Visit ER: Study

Contrary to concerns, diabetic patients who received heart medications by mail were less likely to visit the emergency room than those who picked up prescriptions in person, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in the American Journal of … finish reading Diabetics Who Use Mail Order Pharmacies Less Likely to Visit ER: Study

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7 Barriers to Medication Adherence

A lack of social support is one of the chief barriers to medication adherence. If a patient has no friends or family to discuss their health and required medications with, they are more likely to skip them, says Thom Stambaugh, … finish reading 7 Barriers to Medication Adherence

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API Program Allows Mobile App Developers to Leverage Prescription Refill Technology

A new application programming interface (API) that allows third-party mobile app developers to integrate Walgreens’ prescription refill technology is now available, Walgreens officials report. The API enables developers with scanning functionality within their apps to easily integrate the API and … finish reading API Program Allows Mobile App Developers to Leverage Prescription Refill Technology

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Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Program to Increase by 11 Percent in the Next Year

Medicare Advantage (MA) continues to remain strong, with a projected enrollment increase of 11 percent in the next year, and no increase in premiums, according to the CMS. Since 2010, when the ACA was passed, Medicare Advantage premiums have fallen … finish reading Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Program to Increase by 11 Percent in the Next Year

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Over 5.2 Million People with Medicare Save $3.7 Billion on Prescription Drugs

More than 5,254,000 seniors and people with disabilities have saved a total of $3.7 billion on prescription drugs since the ACA was enacted in 2010, according to the CMS. In addition to this, 745,000 people with Medicare have saved a … finish reading Over 5.2 Million People with Medicare Save $3.7 Billion on Prescription Drugs

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Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Hopes to Curb Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes

A training series for nursing homes and the publication of data on nursing home antipsychotic drug use beginning in July are two key aspects of the Partnership to Improve Dementia Care, a CMS-led partnership with providers, caregivers and patients to … finish reading Partnership to Improve Dementia Care Hopes to Curb Antipsychotics Use in Nursing Homes

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