New AIS Report Outlines Strategies for Achieving High Star Ratings on Pharmacy Measures

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The Challenges of Pharmacy Star Ratings: Solutions for Part D Plan Sponsors and Their Partners, the latest report in AIS’s Management Insight Series, outlines the steps taken by one leading Medicare Part D plan and its affiliated PBM to achieve high star ratings on pharmaceutical measures, including high-risk medications, and cholesterol and hypertension adherence.

Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is pleased to announce the publication of the latest report in its Management Insight Series, The Challenges of Pharmacy Star Ratings: Solutions for Part D Plan Sponsors and Their Partners. Featuring commentary from executives at Cambia Health Solutions, Inc., and its PBM, OmedaRx, the report offers key strategies for improving metrics in high-risk medications, cholesterol and hypertension adherence, and other tough measures.

The Challenges of Pharmacy Star Ratings provides valuable, practical intelligence and training on how insurers and PBMs can:

  • Use a cross-functional, holistic collaborative approach via a population-management model to manage member health and improve star ratings across measures.
  • Improve Part D measures for gains in star ratings through better member outcomes.
  • Influence Part D improvements through a focus on Part C measures.
  • Use incentives and partnerships with providers to drive gains.

The report also includes background information on CMS’s star quality measure program, including how plans fared in the program in 2016 and how it will change in 2017 and beyond.

For more information on The Challenges of Pharmacy Star Ratings: Solutions for Part D Plan Sponsors and Their Partners, including a full table of contents, visit

AIS’s Management Insight Series is designed to provide practical solutions to complex business challenges with the help of the industry’s most insightful advisors and managers. See a full list of titles in this series at

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Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for nearly 30 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals and health systems, health insurance companies, medical group practices, purchasers of health insurance, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, databases, websites, looseleafs, strategic reports, directories, webinars, virtual conferences and training programs. Learn more at

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