Council For Affordable Health Coverage To Launch Medication Adherence Initiative
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
CAHC plan will bring together pharmaceutical manufacturers, providers, PBMs, pharmacists and employer organizations to develop policy solutions and support research to help improve medication adherence.
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In a policy change, the Congressional Budget Office, which estimates the impact of legislation on federal spending, will account for pharmaceuticals’ effect on overall medical spending in Medicare for bills that directly affect drug use.
Capgemini’s calculations of potential pharmaceutical revenues if patients were fully compliant with their drug therapy regimens suggest revenues in the U.S. would be nearly 60% higher. But even small changes have sizeable revenue impact.
As themes of patient-centered outcomes and personalized medicine become more common in drug development, the concepts also are playing out in the medication adherence space, as shown in a program at Massachusetts General Hospital.