HSM 420 Managed Care Pharmacy Benefits

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HSM 420 Managed Care Pharmacy Benefits
What are the most important elements of a managed care pharmacy benefit program? And how are patient…

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HSM 420 Managed Care Pharmacy Benefits

HSM 420 Managed Care Pharmacy Benefits

Discussions Week 4 All Students Posts 31 Pages

What are the most important elements of a managed care pharmacy benefit program? And how are patient prescription benefits typically different under managed care?  Pharmacy benefits is a controversial topic within managed care.  As a patient, what do you want?  How often do pharmacists recommend certain drugs to providers?  Is this recommendation for costs control or quality products?…

With healthcare reform are we seeing more coverage for prescriptions?  How has reform changed pharmacy benefits? What is the protocol is the brand name is not covered, but it has been determined that your body responds better to the brand?  Are concessions made for the patient?  Who is responsible when a patient is prescribed medications that should not be taken together?  The provider?  The pharmacist?

With healthcare reform are we seeing more coverage for prescriptions?  How has reform changed pharmacy benefits?  Although the generic drugs supposedly contain the same ingredients, the effect is often not as effective.  Why do you think that this is?…