This Week's Challenge: The New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) recently reported that a significant portion of hospital readmissions of Medicare patients a metric closely examined by CMS and private payors is caused by medication-related adverse events. We wanted to see what ROI has been generated by programs to improve medication adherence (MA).
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What We Learned: HIN's third annual Improving Medication Adherence e-survey captured how more than 100 healthcare organizations are working to improve MA and medication compliance in the populations they serve. According to respondents, the following ROI was generated by MA programs:
- Too early to tell: 63.6 percent
Between 2:1 and 3:1: 22.7 percent
Between 3:1 and 4:1: 6.8 percent
Less than 2:1: 4.5 percent
Higher than 4:1: 2.3 percent
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Excerpted from 2013 Healthcare Benchmarks: Improving Medication Adherence, which is now in its third year, and documents the impact of MA programs on adherence and compliance levels, medication costs, ER visits, hospital and skilled nursing facility admissions, risk of death, and other areas of concern
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