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Can Pharmacy Interventions Improve Medication Adherence Rates?

If you’re looking for ways to optimize patient medication use, you may find yourself wondering: Can pharmacy interventions improve adherence rates? The short answer is yes. Pharmacy interventions can be incredibly effective in closing gaps in care, increasing medication adherence rates,… Read

Medication Adherence Barriers for Children with Diabetes

As of 2020, around 210,000 children and adolescents under age 20 in the U.S. are diagnosed with diabetes, and cases are on the rise. Although type 1 diabetes is much more common in children, type 2 diabetes is also beginning to increase… Read

The Importance of Diabetes Medication Adherence

Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Despite this grim statistic, diabetes medication adherence rates are surprisingly low, especially given that diabetes responds well to treatment. A 2016 study found that at least 45 percent… Read

The Coming Revolution of AI Analytics in Healthcare

As our Medicaid health plan clients tell us, reimbursement is a numbers game. State evaluations using the National Care Quality Alliance’s HEDIS and other endorsed measurements play a major role in reimbursement. But making measurable improvements to performance is a… Read

The Impact of COVID-19 on CMS Star Ratings

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every facet of our lives—and the way we measure quality performance is no exception. In fact, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) changed the Star Ratings measurement… Read

How to Improve SUPD Quality Performance

Healthcare payers are tasked with reducing costs, increasing efficiencies, and improving quality performance and individual health outcomes. By proactively identifying and addressing gaps in care, payers can elevate Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Star Ratings and achieve better… Read

7 Questions Asked at the 2021 PQA Leadership Summit

In November, the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA) hosted its 2021 Leadership Summit, a hands-on event where key executives from member organizations come together to detail PQA goals, objectives, and initiatives. As a long-time PQA member, AllazoHealth’s leadership team were summit… Read

Success with Enhanced Medication Therapy Management

In 2021, 48 million Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Part D plans. Medication therapy management (MTM) for Medicare Part D endeavors to prevent dangerous drug mixes, overmedication, and drug misuse among people with certain qualifying chronic medical conditions. For years, Medicare’s… Read

How to Create a Successful Star Ratings Program

One thing goes without saying: When it comes to quality measures, every health plan aims for a five-star rating—and for good reason. Eighty percent of Medicare members are enrolled in plans with four- or five-star quality ratings, up 76 percent from… Read

4 Ways to Optimize Your Retail Pharmacy Workflow

In the retail pharmacy business, workflow efficiency is essential. Day-to-day operations can impact everything from a retail pharmacy’s bottom line to patient satisfaction, patient safety, and quality performance. “Today, pharmacies have to be at the top of their game,” explains… Read

3 Benefits of Multi-Channel Marketing for Pharma

In recent years, pharmaceutical companies have embraced multi-channel marketing (MCM) strategies to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their initiatives, expand their reach, and adapt to ever-evolving consumer expectations. Multi-channel marketing focuses on targeting potential customers through as many channels… Read

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