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News brief | March 31, 2020

Practice Transformation AMA offers guidance on supporting the care team The AMA has developed a list of practical strategies for health system leadership to consider as they try to support their care teams during COVID-19. The areas range from child…

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News brief | March 24, 2020

Practice Transformation Putting the pharmacist in pharmacogenomics By 2030, pharmacists will likely have little to do with dispensing and much more to do with clinical outcomes. One implication of this transformation is that pharmacists will need to take a very…

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News Brief | March 17, 2020

Practice Transformation Florida expands pharmacist scope of practice as coronavirus response escalates Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed legislation that expands roles pharmacists and some nurses, allowing them to perform certain functions without physician supervision. HB 607 allows certain advanced practice nurses…

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News Brief | March 10, 2020

Practice Transformation Beyond MTM: de-prescribing More needs to be done to optimize medications for older patients, say representatives from the Lown Institute and Kaiser Permanente. They describe a “medication checkup” that focuses on de-prescribing. It has been shown to improve quality…

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News Brief | March 3, 2020

Practice Transformation Another insurer caps certain drug costs Oscar Health is the latest insurer to cap some plan members’ out-of-pocket costs for life-saving insulin and other medications, a move several insurance companies have made in the last year amid pressure…

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News Brief | February 25, 2020

Practice Transformation BCBS Tennessee mail-order plan draws ire A proposed BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee policy change could hurt patient access to critical drugs, eight medical societies warn in a letter to the insurer. The change would require physicians to use…

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