Employers Use of Copay Accumulator Programs is Growing

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Walmart and Home Depot, two of the top 10 U.S. employers, are using copay accumulator programs

UnitedHealth Group Building Pharmacy Business Through OptumRx

OptumRx acquired two pharmaceutical companies in the third quarter of 2018: Genoa Healthcare and Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Listen closely and you can hear Amazon’s footprints as the reason for these acquisitions. Amazon’s recent acquisition of PillPack has accelerated merger and consolidation activities among insurers and pharmacies. UnitedHealth Group is following the strategy seen earlier this year […]

Vizient Launches Next Generation eCommerce Exchange

Vizient Launches Next Generation eCommerce Exchange Growing trends in group healthcare group purchasing/procurement include hospitals and health systems creating new supply chain management organizations and new market entrants developing procurement platforms to make purchasing of healthcare and pharmaceutical products easier and more cost-efficient. Vizient, Inc., the largest member-driven health care performance improvement company in the […]

Medical Jargon, Acronyms that Most Confuse Patients

The utilization of acronyms, jargon and common medical terms will continue within the healthcare industry. And like it or not, new terms will be introduced. The key for the entire industry is to encourage the use of clear language when communicating with non-clinician colleagues as well as with members

Dr. Vogenberg on Regulatory and Legislative Changes Effect on Healthcare, P&T Committees

AMI founding partner Dr. Randy Vogenberg recently co-authored an article for Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T)’s January 2018 issue entitled “Regulatory Change Versus Legislation Impacting Health Care Decisions and Delivery”.  The article explores high-level trends of the Trump administration’s policy, legislative agenda, and regulations, focusing on FDA policies that may affect drug prices and relaxation of the […]