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Medicare Monday: How Part D Helps Parkinson’s Patients

PhRMA July 20, 2015

A recent study found Part D enrollees with higher adherence to treatment for the disease and longer duration of therapy saw decreases in the use of other health care services and expenses. Specifically, compared to patients with low adherence, those with high adherence had significantly lower rates of hospitalization, emergency room visits, skilled nursing facility episodes, home health agency episodes, physician visits and lower total health expenditures of more than $2,000, measured over 19 months.