Impact of decreasing copayments on medication adherence within a disease management environmentQuantitative Health Sciences Publications and Presentations
UMMS AffiliationDepartment of Quantitative Health Sciences
Medical Subject HeadingsAdult; Aged; Anticholesteremic Agents; Cohort Studies; *Cost Sharing; Cross-Sectional Studies; Databases, Factual; *Disease Management; Female; Health Benefit Plans, Employee; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Patient Compliance; United States
AbstractThis paper estimates the effects of a large employer's value-based insurance initiative designed to improve adherence to recommended treatment regimens. The intervention reduced copayments for five chronic medication classes in the context of a disease management (DM) program. Compared to a control employer that used the same DM program, adherence to medications in the value-based intervention increased for four of five medication classes, reducing nonadherence by 7-14 percent. The results demonstrate the potential for copayment reductions for highly valued services to increase medication adherence above the effects of existing DM programs.
Rights and PermissionsCitation: Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Jan-Feb;27(1):103-12. Link to article on publisher's site
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Citation InformationMichael E. Chernew, Mayur R. Shah, Arnold Wegh, Stephen N. Rosenberg, et al.. "Impact of decreasing copayments on medication adherence within a disease management environment" Vol. 27 Iss. 1 (2008) ISSN: 0278-2715 (Linking)
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