From AIS's Value-Based Care News - When it comes to primary care medication-related issues, most in the value-based care world believe that patient non-adherence to medication regimens is the top problem, Marie Smith, Pharm.D., a professor at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, told attendees June 7 at the Medical Home Summit in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Global Health Care, LLC. However, this isn’t true, she said; instead, clinician-influenced issues account for 70% to 75% of these problems. For example, patients may be taking an unnecessary drug therapy, or may need an additional medication, she said. Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - In the first quarter of 2014, 35% of employers said they had begun the process of evaluating a private insurance exchange as a potential employee benefits strategy. That percentage plummeted to 6.7% by early 2016, according to employer surveys conducted by Chicago-based Pacific Resources Benefits Advisors, LLC. Moreover, 70% of surveyed employers said they either had no plans to evaluate private exchanges, or had looked into the idea but decided… Read more
From Inside Health Insurance Exchanges - Despite two Supreme Court decisions and scores of votes to repeal or dismantle parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the law remains intact. But there is fresh blood in the water for those who have been trying to shred the ACA since its enactment six years. Republican lawmakers say federal funding for cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments and the Basic Health Program (BHP) are illegal without an appropriation from Congress. Read more
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