WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
By Dave Wendland
I can hardly believe that I will once again have the distinct honor of facilitating a discussion with an impressive panel of industry leaders from both the retail and supplier side in this, my tenth appearance as moderator of Drug Store News’ Annual Diabetes Forum. more ...
IT'S ALL ABOUT PATIENT ENGAGEMENT
By Kevin Mahoney
The healthcare industry has always had its fair share of buzz words and the pharmacy sector is no exception. Medication synchronization, outcomes, clinical services, medication therapy management, accountable care organizations… our conferences and publications are full of experts discussing how pharmacies can successfully participate in these new opportunities. more ...
WHAT ARE THE TOP 10 CHARACTERISTICS OF LEADING "DARK HORSE" COMPANIES?
By Dan Mack
Everyone loves a dark horse — the come-from-behind winner that no one expects. We cheer for them, marvel at their tenacity, and hope for their victory over stronger, better-known competitors. But why do dark horses win? more ...
BILLIONS AT STAKE IN CMS'S PAY-FOR-PERFORMANCE RANKINGS
By Bart Foster
Money is a powerful motivator. Look no further than the sports world for validation. The PGA’s FedEx Cup encourages golfers to earn “points” towards participation in playoffs that offer a big season-ending payoff. Tennis has a similar format with the U.S. Open Series where performance in a series of events equates to a huge prize purse. Both instances use hefty prize money to help ensure the top performers participate and at high levels. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have applied this sports theory to its rankings system of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Prescription Drug Plans (PDP) plans. And there’s billions of dollars up-for-grabs for healthcare plans. more ...
The 340B Drug Discount Program by BIO, COA, NCPA, NPAF, PCMA and PhRMA
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