Medication adherence to be focus of PQA/URAC summit

May 15, 2011

Reimbursement and medication adherence issues will be front and center at the PQA/URAC Medication Adherence Summit in Washington, D.C., June 2 and 3.

Reimbursement and medication adherence issues will be front and center at the PQA/URAC Medication Adherence Summit in Washington, D.C., June 2 and 3. The Pharmacy Quality Alliance and URAC are sponsoring the summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in conjunction with PQA's annual meeting on June 1 to 2.

Important medication adherence case studies will be presented. Jesse McCullough, PharmD, field manager of clinical services for Rite Aid, will review the chain's work with The Pennsylvania Collaborative. Participants in the Collaborative, including Highmark, a division of Blue Cross Blue Shield, are examining how to build an effective MTM pay-for-performance model. "Some MTM programs are reimbursing pharmacies for interventions. If a chain or independent can help a health plan hit that target, that's how you develop a pay-for-performance model," Cranston said.

Summit topics will include "Medication adherence as a priority for health reform," "Raising consumer awareness about adherence," "Understanding the payer's perspective on medication adherence," "Measuring medication adherence," and "Case studies of interventions to support medication adherence."

For information, visit http://www.pqaalliance.org/ or http://www.urac.org/