Medicare Part D

Low Medication Adherence Negates Medicare Cost-Sharing Savings

April 20, 2017 - Although cost-sharing saves Medicare money on pharmaceutical expenses, these savings are likely negated by low medication adherence and eventual health complications, found a new study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. High chronic disease management costs (reaching nearly $245 billion in 2012) prompted Medicare to introduce cost-sharing protocol. In pharmaceuticals specifically,...

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Lower Drug Costs, Subsidy Access Improve Medication Adherence

by Sara Heath

  Improving access to Medicare Part D subsidies and lowering out-of-pocket patient drug costs can help raise medication adherence rates in patients of low socioeconomic status, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical...


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