April 29 Webinar to Offer MA-PD, PDP Plans Strategies to Improve Drug-Related Star Ratings

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In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will hear pharmacy experts from a top-rated Medicare plan discuss key aspects and decision-making components involved in developing effective star-rating strategies.

As CMS enhances and modifies its star-ratings program each year, it raises the bar for Medicare plans to deliver ever-higher quality care. Since the pharmacy benefit is the primary objective of Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) and a critical component of Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans, the pressure is on pharmacy departments to deliver winning strategies to improve health plan star ratings. In the April 29 webinar from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), “How to Improve Drug-Related Star Ratings: Winning Strategies for MA-PD and PDP Plans,” participants will learn the details of how a Medicare plan sponsor has achieved strong pharmacy-related star ratings and how it plans to stay on top of this ever-evolving program.

During 60 minutes of expert presentations followed by 30 minutes devoted to individual questions, participants will hear from Group Health Cooperative’s Brandy Fouts, Pharm.D., and Shirley Reitz, Pharm.D. They will provide insider perspectives on key questions, such as:

  • What member and provider engagement strategies can be effective for managing high-risk medications, diabetes treatment and medication adherence in the elderly? How should health plans deal with the challenges associated with engaging these two parties?
  • How does the integrated care model allow for closer engagement with providers to improve patient safety measures?
  • What steps should health plans take to monitor performance on these measures? What are some of the limitations of the data available to health plans when it comes to monitoring performance? How can these be overcome?
  • How can health plans prepare for upcoming Part D measures, including the MTM program completion rate for comprehensive medication reviews?

Visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/c4p16_042914 for more details and registration information.

About AIS
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS) is a publishing and information company that has been serving the health care industry for more than 25 years. It develops highly targeted news, data and strategic information for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. AIS products include print and electronic newsletters, websites, looseleafs, books, strategic reports, databases, webinars and conferences. Learn more at http://www.AISHealth.com.

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