Trinity Partners, a global life sciences consulting firm, today announced that several of its experts are presenting on timely issues related to managed care at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2015 conference being held this week in Orlando, FL.
A Trinity poster, authored by employees Gretchen Chiu, Zheng Wang, Gavin Miyasato, David Small, and Jillian Scaife, was awarded a silver medal. Titled, “An Investigation of the Prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease, Diagnostic Screening Rates and Associated Healthcare Costs and Resource Utilization Among the Medicare Population,” the poster examines the prevalence, screening rates, and average cost of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and AD Related Dementia (ADRD) patients using 2010-2013 Medicare data.
This year’s AMCP conference focuses on issues and challenges faced by managed care professionals looking to improve outcomes and reduce spending on diseases such as AD. Topics being examined include specialty pharmacy management, the changing healthcare environment, practical applications of managed care pharmacy research, and more.
“Alzheimer’s disease is highly prevalent among the aging population and is associated with very high medical costs. We are pleased to have the opportunity to assess how changes in diagnostic screening practices and treatment paradigm could have a significant impact on the cost of the AD and AD/ADRD population to Medicare” said Nandini Hadker, Engagement Manager at Trinity Partners.
Gretchen Chiu, Statistician and lead author of the poster added, “It is rewarding to be recognized by our peers at the AMCP for the work that we are doing in this important disease space.”