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Commonwealth Medicine; Center for Health Policy and Research; Clinical Pharmacy Services; Office of Clinical Affairs/MassHealth

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Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Pharmaceutical Preparations | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Respiratory Tract Diseases | Therapeutics


This poster gives an overview of pulmonary exacerbation rates pre- and post-initiation of Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor (LUM/IVA) in Massachusetts' Medicaid program. Pulmonary disease is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among patients with cystic fibrosis. LUM/IVA has been effective in improving pulmonary outcomes in two observational studies, but before this study, there had been no published data evaluating real-world outcomes for Medicaid patients receiving this therapy.

This poster on the impact of a drug for patients with cystic fibrosis was shared during the 2018 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting and awarded a gold ribbon. The poster abstracts were evaluated on relevance, originality, quality, bias and clarity. Only 20 percent of submitted abstracts were honored with awards.


Medicaid, Pharmacy, Drug Utilization Review

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2018 Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy Annual Meeting