Pharmacy Toolkit

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  • 4/22/2019
  • Alternative Models for Pharmaceutical Rebates
  • The combination of rising drug costs at the health system level and increasing financial stress for individual patients has triggered intense national concern. One target has come under particular scrutiny: rebates. This white paper provides policy perspectives on alternative models for pharmaceutical rebates.
  • 12/11/2018
  • 2018 Alliance Pharmacy Benefits Survey
  • Results of the 2018 survey of Alliance member pharmacy leaders covering pharmacy operations, vendors used, challenges, prioritiies, and topics desired for future Alliance programming.
  • 12/7/2018
  • Opiod Education Member Letter
  • SelectHealth shares a member communication summarizing Medicare changes to opioid prescriptions, effective January 1, 2019.
  • 11/2/2018
  • Presentation: Changes coming that will impact pharmacy costs - MA Part D focus
  • Milliman expert Katie Holcomb discusses the types of changes that could be coming in the near future and what their potential impacts on pharmacy costs could be, with a particular focus on the Medicare Part D market. In recent years, pharmacy costs have received increasing attention, among insurers as well as legislators and the general public. CMS, MedPAC, HHS, and President Trump have all commented on potential ways to lower drug prices, reduce patient out-of-pocket costs, and improve care.
  • 10/30/2018
  • Article: Civica Rx: Not-for profit generic drug firm
  • The not-for-profit generic drug firm that aims to prevent drug shortages and cut prices for patients now has a name and a boss. The effort will be called Civica Rx, and it will be run by chief executive Martin VanTrieste, the former chief quality officer for Amgen.
  • 10/17/2018
  • Brochure: The Complete Prescription Management Platform
  • At RxRevu, we believe in improving the value of healthcare through informed, cost-effective, consistent prescribing decisions. We deliver real-time, patient-specific cost information, electronic prior authorization, and therapeutic alternatives at the point of care within our next generation Prescription Decision Support platform. By doing so, we enable shared decisions between providers and patients, help patients get the right medication the first time, and remove friction from the point of care to fulfillment.
  • 10/11/2018
  • Presentation: Increasing Value through Pharmacy
  • Community Health Options and Rx Savings Solutions share the mechanics of their partnership and improved member outcomes and plan results. Transparency tools, savings identification, and formulary management all combine for greater savings for member and plan alike while contributing to increased access and adherence. Presented at the Fall Leadership Forum in Boston, October 10-12, 2018.