Integrating pharmacy benefit, medical benefit cuts costs November 29, 2016 By Tracey Walker Here’s how one non-profit health plan harnessed the power of medical and pharmacy data to rein in drug costs. Aggressive price growth pushes healthcare spending up November 25, 2016 By Tracey Walker Rise in use of outpatient care and professional services contributed to quicker growth in spending for the privately insured over previous years. Four ways Medicare Part D has affected costs for diabetic patients November 22, 2016 By Tracey Walker Understand Medicare Part D’s design and its coverage gap to offer the most affordable prescription drug options for patients. Three data-driven practices that boost adherence November 17, 2016 By Neil Smiley Here’s a three-pronged approach to improve adherence program efficiency that leverages predictive data analytics, hospital on-site pharmacies and post discharge follow-up evaluation to achieve real, measurable results. Five things physicians don’t know about biosimilars November 14, 2016 By Tracey Walker Awareness of biosimilars is high, but there are some gaps to be filled, according to a Biosimilars Forum study. How state-mandated formularies impact costs November 12, 2016 By Tracey Walker Research by Express Scripts presented at the AMCP examines costs among Medicaid members in the Florida plan to members in a similar Medicaid plan without a state-mandated formulary. Four things health execs should know about the oncology pipeline Here’s how you can recognize changes in the oncology pipeline and maximize value related to cancer care. Insurer: No more prior auths for opioid addiction meds October 28, 2016 By Tracey Walker As part of efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, Cigna removes prior authorization from medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder. Online drug pricing tools that influence consumers October 26, 2016 By Mari Edlin Consumers are demanding transparency in the prices of drugs. Here’s how they are getting it. Copay assistance programs: Managed care pros and cons Do copay assistance program offer a long-term solution for patients? Experts weigh in.