BC Advantage - 2010 Issue 11

Effect of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Hospital Pharmacies

This edition of IMA Insights explores some of the effects the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will have on hospital pharmacies. The article does so in the context of continuing healthcare reform focusing on reducing waste from within the healthcare system.     BackgroundThe PPACA affects several aspects of hospital Pharmacy operations and financial performance. Three aspects addressed in this edition include: the purchase of medications through 340B Drug Pricing Program, transitional care activities, and the increasingly important role of clinical pharmacists in a Medication Therapy Management Program. Challenges and Insights340B Drug Pricing ProgramThe...

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