Tuesday, September 19, 2017

FDA Approves First Once-Daily Single Inhaler Triple Therapy for COPD

Today's blog features the FDA announcement that fluticasone furoate/umeclidinium/vilanterol (FF/UMEC/VI) (Trelegy Ellipta, GlaxoSmithKline and Innoviva), has been approved for the maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

This single inhaler triple therapy is intended for patients with COPD who are on a fixed-dose combination of fluticasone furoate and vilanterol for airflow obstruction. To learn more on this new therapy, please click HERE!


Performance Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) is a unique pharmacy benefit procurement platform developed by HORIZON Health Ventures to efficiently and effectively place, manage and oversee our self-funded client's pharmacy benefit management programs. The PPS platform provides turnkey solutions with proven market-leading PBM partners that offer, on average, 10-15% savings. 



Thursday, September 14, 2017

FDA Update: September 2017

Express Scripts has been tacking a variety of updates that are currently being made to the drug pipeline. The Emerging Therapeutics team took note of a few new drugs, new indication and a new generic approval last month. Click HERE to see the full list!


Performance Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) is a unique pharmacy benefit procurement platform developed by HORIZON Health Ventures to efficiently and effectively place, manage and oversee our self-funded client's pharmacy benefit management programs. The PPS platform provides turnkey solutions with proven market-leading PBM partners that offer, on average, 10-15% savings. 


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

2017 National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support

Today's blog features important news that The National Standards for Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) have been updated for the first time in 3 years to reflect the latest recommended standards for diabetes care.

Jeanette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP writes, "DSMES is designed for health care providers and diabetes educators so they can effectively intervene. The primary focus is helping patients and caregivers learn about their diabetes and develop skills to address elevated blood sugar and its consequences. It describes how to structure education programs in all types of health care organizations, which team members to include, and appropriate curriculum." 

This is very influential program as diabetes affects approximately the 30 million Americans living with diabetes and the 7.2 million of whom are diagnosed. 

To learn more on this topic please click HERE

Performance Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) is a unique pharmacy benefit procurement platform developed by HORIZON Health Ventures to efficiently and effectively place, manage and oversee our self-funded client's pharmacy benefit management programs. The PPS platform provides turnkey solutions with proven market-leading PBM partners that offer, on average, 10-15% savings. 




Thursday, September 7, 2017

‘Meds-to-beds’ programs aim to prevent re-hospitalization

Today we're bringing you a news-worthy article out of the Washington Post that highlights a new program that will hopefully decrease the re-hospitalization rate of patients.

"Because hospital pharmacies can bill only for medications used on the premises, drugs that will be used at home must come from outpatient pharmacies. While some hospitals have long had pharmacies for patients whose doctors have outpatient offices on the facility’s grounds, others have recently added on-site pharmacies that all inpatients can use at discharge. Many hospitals, including UCLA and UCSF, partner with Walgreens for both discharge counseling and dispensing." 

Learn more about this new program by reading the full article HERE

Performance Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) is a unique pharmacy benefit procurement platform developed by HORIZON Health Ventures to efficiently and effectively place, manage and oversee our self-funded client's pharmacy benefit management programs. The PPS platform provides turnkey solutions with proven market-leading PBM partners that offer, on average, 10-15% savings. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Achieving Transparency in Health Care

Today's blog tackles an issue we try to bring to the forefront every day. Transparency is critical to the future of health care, and we believe that it's vital for patients to receive and understand the costs of medical services and prescriptions up front in their treatment.

"Patients are more likely to pay if they understand how much they will owe out of pocket upfront, reducing the amount of uncompensated care the system must swallow. Our goal is to start to inform the patient as soon as possible about how much they’re going to owe and to set the expectation that we are going to try to collect on that estimated amount due. That way, patients can make an informed decision about whether they want to proceed with the healthcare service," Sarah Knodel, Vice President of revenue cycle at Baylor explains. 

This article is a must-read. Find the full version HERE
Performance Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) is a unique pharmacy benefit procurement platform developed by HORIZON Health Ventures to efficiently and effectively place, manage and oversee our self-funded client's pharmacy benefit management programs. The PPS platform provides turnkey solutions with proven market-leading PBM partners that offer, on average, 10-15% savings.  




Thursday, August 31, 2017

Patients Who Fail to Adhere to Recommended Medications: What Is the Solution?

Today's blog features a video from Pharmacy Times where John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, chief innovation officer at the American College of Cardiology, discusses the vexing problem of patients who fail to fill or take recommended medications.

Check it out HERE


Performance Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) is a unique pharmacy benefit procurement platform developed by HORIZON Health Ventures to efficiently and effectively place, manage and oversee our self-funded client's pharmacy benefit management programs. The PPS platform provides turnkey solutions with proven market-leading PBM partners that offer, on average, 10-15% savings.  



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Welcome New Hires to the PPS Team!

We'd love to extend a warm welcome to our two new hires, Michelle Christman and Helen Hennessey. Their years of experience and success in this field make them valuable new additions to our growing team. We're lucky to have them join us! 

      
            Michelle Christman, Account Executive
           Based out of Harrisburg, PA


                                                             
              Helen Hennessey, Account Executive
          Based out of Phoenix, AZ


Performance Pharmacy Solutions (PPS) is a unique pharmacy benefit procurement platform developed by HORIZON Health Ventures to efficiently and effectively place, manage and oversee our self-funded client's pharmacy benefit management programs. The PPS platform provides turnkey solutions with proven market-leading PBM partners that offer, on average, 10-15% savings.