P4HA Capitol Hill Briefing: Medication Synchronization- Improving Health, Saving Time & Money

Summary

As lawmakers and regulators consider policies to incentivize proper adherence to treatment regimens, a new study in Health Affairs has shown that medication synchronization programs- which align patients' prescription drug refills to enable pickup of all medication son a single visit- could be a key to increasing adherence and improving health outcomes. 

P4HA hosted a panel of expert guests to explore the success of appointment-based medication synchronization models and what it means for federal programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

Briefing details

  • March 1, 2018 at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC

Speakers

  • Sloane Salzburg, Executive Director, P4HA (moderator)
  • Kimberly Bone, Manager of Managed Care, Publix Super Markets
  • Alexis Krumme, Research Scientist, Harvard Medical School & Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Jeff Lemieux, Chief Economist, Council for Affordable Health Coverage
  • Tim Weippert, COO, Thrifty White Pharmacy