Medical Jargon, Acronyms that Most Confuse Patients

The utilization of acronyms, jargon and common medical terms will continue within the healthcare industry. And like it or not, new terms will be introduced. The key for the entire industry is to encourage the use of clear language when communicating with non-clinician colleagues as well as with members

Dr. Vogenberg on Regulatory and Legislative Changes Effect on Healthcare, P&T Committees

AMI founding partner Dr. Randy Vogenberg recently co-authored an article for Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T)’s January 2018 issue entitled “Regulatory Change Versus Legislation Impacting Health Care Decisions and Delivery”.  The article explores high-level trends of the Trump administration’s policy, legislative agenda, and regulations, focusing on FDA policies that may affect drug prices and relaxation of the […]

Express Scripts Divesting United Biosource

Express Scripts Divesting United Biosource. Express Scripts and Avista Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, recently announced that Avista has signed a definitive agreement to acquire United BioSource (UBC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Company. Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, UBC is a leading provider of pharmaceutical and patient […]

Employer-Provider Interface Council, Resource Portal Launches

Hospital Quality Foundation (HQF) and its Employer-Provider Interface Council (EPIC) announce resource library and collaboration portal.

Specialty Pharmacy Market Overview – Market Shakeout Continuing into 2018

Specialty Pharmacy Market Overview – Market Shakeout Continuing into 2018 As the specialty drug spend grows, specialty pharmacies are playing an increasingly larger role in access and delivery of medications and services. The specialty pharmacy market, while dominated by a few large companies, has an increasing number of participants. AMI’s annual report, Specialty Pharmacy Market […]

PBM P&T Practices The HEAT Initiative Is Gaining Momentum

Care outside the hospital, like P&T committee responsibilities outside the hospital, is necessarily different. New processes and solutions, such as cloud computing, can help improve performance and transparency of benefit management for purchasers or users of health care services. The current role of PBMs includes concurrent improvement in health outcomes, so the take-home message is […]

Value-Based Contracting in Commercial Insurance

Background on risk-sharing and insight into risk-sharing agreements from a payer’s and manufacturer’s perspective.