Pharmaceutical Workgroup

//Pharmaceutical Workgroup

The Pharmacy Learning Community is comprised of representatives from the six New England Health and Human Services agencies engaged in program and financial policies related to Medicaid-funded pharmacy services. In 2017, the Pharmacy Learning Community held 5 meetings to address topics of common interest, one of which was an in-person strategic planning session. Value-based contracting and pricing were primary focus areas.

At the beginning of 2017, a multi-state research proposal to evaluate the uptake of new hepatitis C virus medications among New England Medicaid beneficiaries was submitted for an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) grant. The proposal, led by UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research, was resubmitted in November 2017 after receiving reviewer feedback. Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island Medicaid programs have approved participation should the project obtain funding.

For more information please contact Bonnie Greenwood, PharmD, BCPS at bonnie.greenwood@umassmed.edu