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Prescription Drug Adherence in Medicaid Managed Care
Publication Date: Oct 29, 2014
Summary

Prescriptions for a Healthy America (P4HA) released a report by the Menges Group examining how Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) are combatting prescription drug nonadherence.

The report highlights the efforts of several Medicaid plans and their best practices for improving prescription drug adherence

In commenting on the report’s release, Joel White, President of Prescriptions for a Healthy America made the following statement: “We believe this report is another important contribution to the growing body of evidence that finds medication adherence saves money and improves health.  What’s particularly exciting are the strategies outlined in the report can be adopted, today, by Governors across the country as they seek to improve Medicaid in ways that improve patient health, lower health costs and make the health system work better for everyday Americans. We encourage Governors to take notice.”

The report's lead author, Joel Menges, noted that: "While a large segment of the Medicaid population takes medication daily, the poverty population's life circumstances can diminish adherence in many ways.  The supportive innovations occurring in this arena are of benefit to all stakeholders."

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