Rural Health Resources by Topic: Pharmacy and prescription drugs
Rural Hospitals: Are You Missing out on Drug Savings?
Outlines the 340B Drug Pricing Program with a focus on cost saving capability for rural organizations.
Author(s): Andrea Radford, Rebecca Slifkin, Claudia Schur, Karen Cheung, Marianne Baernholdt Citation: Healthcare Financial Management, 62(6), 82-85 Date: 06/2008 Type: Document view details
Report to HRSA: Opportunities to Advance Clinical Pharmacy Services in Safety-Net Settings
Offers recommendations for how Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) programs such as the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) can improve the use of clinical pharmacists in safety net settings. Covers challenges for safety net providers and rural areas, including the difficulty of recruiting and retaining clinical pharmacists and Medicaid reimbursement.
Author(s): Suzanne Felt-Lisk, Todd Sorensen, Zandra Glenn, Margaret Colby, Christopher Fleming Date: 01/2008 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Mathematica Policy Research view details
Reliance on Independently Owned Pharmacies in Rural America
Policy brief providing locations of independently owned pharmacies in rural America that are the sole sources of access to local pharmaceutical services. Lays a foundation for analyzing vulnerability of pharmacy services in rural America and identifies the questions that research and policy activities should address.
Author(s): Michael D. Shambaugh-Miller, Nicole Vanosdel, Keith J. Mueller Date: 11/2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
One Year In: Sole Community Rural Independent Pharmacies and Medicare Part D
Describes the experiences of 51 rural independently-owned pharmacies that are the sole providers of pharmacy services in their community one year after implementation of the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit.
Author(s): Andrea Radford, Michelle Mason, Indira Richardson, et al. Date: 09/2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis view details
Rural Hospitals' Experience with the 340B Drug Pricing Program
Policy brief describing the results of surveys of rural hospitals participating in the 340B drug pricing program and of rural eligible but non-participating hospitals. Includes information on factors affecting participation in the program and the benefits and challenges of participation.
Author(s): Claudia Schur, Karen Cheung, Andrea Radford, Rebecca Slifkin Date: 09/2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
340B Drug Pricing Program: Results of a Survey of Participating Hospitals
Presents the results of a survey of pharmacy directors at rural hospitals buying discounted outpatient drugs through the 340B program. The purpose was to understand the perspectives of pharmacy directors on the 340B program in general, the financial impact of the program, and which specific program features presented barriers to its broader implementation.
Author(s): Claudia Schur, Karen Cheung, Andrea Radford, Rebecca Slifkin, Marianne Baernholdt Date: 05/2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, North Carolina Rural Health Research Program view details
Private Plans in Medicare: A 2007 Update
Examines changes between 2006 and 2007 in the availability of and enrollment in Medicare Advantage and Medicare prescription drug plans overall and in urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Marsha Gold Date: 03/2007 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: KFF view details