Managed Care Looks Forward: Top Five Trends for Pharmacy in 2019

UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Clinical Pharmacy Services

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Blog Post


Health Economics | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research | Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences


In a commentary piece for Managed Health Care Connect, our Clinical Pharmacy Consultant Stephanie Tran, PharmD, overviews the top five pharmacy trends in managed care she's looking forward to in 2019.

Tran foresees pharmacists continuing "to play a critical role in a health care industry that is increasingly shifting its focus to innovation, value, pricing, and transparency." As the role pharmacists play in the health care evolves, new questions arise on topical subjects like drug pricing, pharmacy benefits managers, pipeline treatments and more. Tran starts the conversation on issues sure to be at the forefront of the industry throughout 2019.


managed care, pharmacy, trends, drug pricing, pharmacy benefits managers, pharmacists

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Managed Healthcare Connect