From Washington, DC to your clinic’s front door: what will we learn together at the 2018 340B Coalition Winter Conference?

Now more than ever, 340B covered entities must ensure they are providing high value, critical care for underserved populations in a way that stands up to scrutiny. What will we learn at 340B Winter 2018?

Risky business at the 2018 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

What pharma can’t say about outcomes based contracts at JPMorgan 2018. Hint: It’s the “P” word.

What we learned at FLACCOs 2017

Here’s a hint: It’s mostly about why ACO leadership should attend FLAACOs 2018. CMS recently reported that more than 400 ACOs participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program generated $652 million in gross savings in 2016. While that is an encouraging number to be sure, some ACOs still struggle to identify and implement investment and… read more

Improving the provision of value: FLAACOs 2017

By definition, accountable care organizations are the tip of the spear in the transition from fee-for-service to value-based care by tying payments to quality metrics and the cost of care. Did you know there are 16 quality performance standards by which ACOs are evaluated tied to medication adherence, education and the medication management team? Through… read more

Sharon Dudley-Brown on improving the standard of chronic care management for IBD patients

Video: Positively impacting outcomes through pharmacist-led chronic care management for IBD patients. Johns Hopkins Medicine and Curant Health are in the midst of a unique, 24-month project examining the impact of medication adherence and chronic care management for IBD patients. This ‘first of its kind’ pilot examines adherence impacts for all medications, not just one… read more

Accountable Care Organizations: Improve chronic care and unlock shared savings through medication management

Only 30 percent of the 480 Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) earned shared savings in a meaningful amount in 2015, a percentage that only rose to 56% in 2016. Yes, it is a complex endeavor. But given 16 of the quality performance standards for ACOs are tied to medication adherence, the role of… read more

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