San Francisco, California, March 1, 2016 – PharMedQuest, an industry leader in Medical and Pharmaceutical Management Services, is pleased to announce that one of its Fellow’s abstracts has been accepted for presentation at AMCP’s Annual Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy Meeting.
The presenter, Cho-Han Lee, has been researching whether the financial incentives created by the 340B program will encourage PCPs to prescribe more brand name medications. The Federal 340B program provides access to significant drug price discounts for health care organizations that serve a disproportional share of disadvantaged patients. For most disadvantaged patients, state Medicaid programs are their major health insurance provider; current evidence documenting whether the financial incentives created by 340B program distort prescription drug utilization patterns in 340B clinics is unclear. In this research, drug prescribing patterns in 340B clinics for 340B-eligible and -ineligible patients were analyzed and compared using pharmacy claims from an in-clinic contract pharmacy.
Cho-Han will be discussing his findings for “Brand Name Drug Utilization among Medicaid Patients in 340B Clinics” on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.
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