UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy Services; Commonwealth Medicine, Office of Clinical Affairs

Publication Date

2014-10-07

Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Virus Diseases

Abstract

This presentation outlines a successful hepatitis C medication monitoring program instituted by Clinical Pharmacy Services for MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program. The program used outreach and education strategies to communicate with prescribers about regimens that were the most effective in treating the virus and containing costs. Member adherence to the regimen was monitored and hepatitis C cure rates were tracked through the program.

Keywords

Hepatitis C, medication management, Medicaid, MassHealth, Massachusetts

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Nexus 2014

Comments

Presented at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s Nexus 2014.

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