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A Uniquely American Health System

August 16th, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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The Other Medicaid Drug Rebate News: Oklahoma’s State Plan Amendment

July 9th, 2018

On June 27, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a state plan amendment (SPA) authorizing Oklahoma’s Medicaid program to enter into value-based purchasing arrangements with drug manufacturers. The new SPA permits the state to negotiate supplemental drug rebates based on performance and outcome benchmarks as part of a value-based contract, which […]

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Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs

February 1st, 2018

A Drug Topics article entitled “Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs” highlights responses from Chris Wilks.

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