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Uptake and Federal Budgetary Impact of Allowing Health Savings Account-eligible High Deductible Health Plans to Cover Chronic Disease Drugs and Services Pre-deductible
This report examines the net federal budgetary impact allowing Health Savings Account-eligible HDHPs to expand pre-deductible coverage to include chronic disease services.
U.S. Care Pathways: Continued Focus on Oncology and Outstanding Challenges
A peer-reviewed study assessed changes in development, implementation, and evaluation of care pathways, and reviewed the latest evidence on integration of pathways with value-based care initiatives…
Financial Impact of HSA-HDHP Reform to Improve Access to Chronic Disease Management Medications
According to an issue brief from VBID Health, providing pre-deductible coverage for medicines used to treat common chronic conditions could lower out-of-pocket costs and increase medication adherence…
Optimization of Medication Use at Accountable Care Organizations
This study assesses a broad range of factors related to how accountable care organizations optimize medication use and meet financial and quality metrics.
Improving Oncology Quality Measurement in Accountable Care: Filling Gaps with Cross-Cutting Measures
According to a study, gaps in the quality measures used by accountable care programs to assess cancer care may obscure problems in care delivery and lead to missed opportunities for improvement of…
The Central Role of Physician Leadership for Driving Change in Value-Based Care Environments
This case study analyzing accountable care organizations looks at lessons learned from the implementation of the American Medical Group Foundation’s Measure Up/Pressure Down initiative.
Using an Electronic Medication Refill System to Improve Provider Productivity in an Accountable Care Setting
This case study highlights the critical components of Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group's electronic medication refill system that allows for a centralized team to manage all incoming prescription…
Care Pathways in U.S. Health Care Settings: Current Successes and Limitations, and Future Challenges
Care pathways, also known as clinical pathways or integrated care pathways, are typically characterized as a method for managing patient care based on clinical practice guidelines, with the main…
Solutions for Filling Gaps in Accountable Care Measure Sets
This peer-reviewed study, “Solutions for Filling Gaps in Accountable Care Measure Sets,” explores measurement gaps for high-priority conditions and identifies ways to improve measure sets.
Best Practices: An Electronic Drug Alert Program to Improve Safety in an Accountable Care Environment
This case study highlights the critical components of Marshfield Clinic’s Drug Safety Alert Program, which focuses on prioritizing and communicating safety issues related to medications with the goal…
Best Practices: Improving Patient Outcomes and Costs in an ACO Through Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management
This case study explores the important role that pharmacists can play in ensuring the optimal use of pharmaceuticals and improving patient outcomes in an accountable care organization (ACO). It…
Accountable Care Measures for High-Cost Specialty Care and Innovative Treatment
This comprehensive white paper from the National Pharmaceutical Council and Discern Health identified gaps in accountable care quality measure sets for cancer, which can lead to missed opportunities…
Are ACOs Ready to Be Accountable for Medication Use?
This research examined accountable care organizations' capabilities to support, monitor and assure appropriate medication use in achieving the best patient health outcomes.
Role of Pharmaceuticals in Value-Based Healthcare: A Framework for Success
Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) have received a great deal of attention and press through peer-reviewed articles and news stories. In an ACO, providers have at least some financial…
Employer Uptake of Pre-Deductible Coverage for Preventive Services in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study shows many large employers have expanded pre-deductible coverage for medications and health services used to prevent exacerbations of common chronic conditions and would like to…
Better Value, Smarter Deductibles in HSA-HDHPs: Improving Health, Equity & Engagement
NPC and National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions collaborated on an Action Brief highlighting key steps employers can take to enhance their health benefit design approach.
High-Deductible Health Plans: Good Practices for Employers
Research highlights good practices for designing high-deductible health plans to help enrollees better maximize the value of their benefits.
The Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage in HSA-Eligible Health Plans on Premiums
Research found that expanding pre-deductible coverage under employer-led health plans would add few costs to health insurance premiums, while lowering costs for patients.
Specialty Drug and Healthcare Utilization Vary by Wage Level in Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
This research shows that low-wage employees are less likely use autoimmune medicines than employees who earn more despite a higher prevalence of autoimmune conditions in low-wage employees. These…
Premium Impact of Expanding Pre-Deductible Coverage to Chronic Disease Management Medications in HSA-Eligible Health Plans
An NPC-funded study found the impact on premiums of expanding pre-deductible coverage to 116 drug classes related to chronic disease management medications in HSA-eligible health plans is small …