Tag Archives: Medicaid

Rebates? Strategy from The Football Playbook – The End Around

I failed to discern the implication of the actions proposed by the HHS-FDA Safe Importation Action Plan and the magnitude of its impact to rebates.

Insights Into Managing Health Benefits In This Era of Change

The healthcare marketplace is undergoing fast-paced changes fueled by political and regulatory events, medical, pharmaceutical and technology advancements, consumerism, and growing payer engagement in value-based reimbursement and contracting.

Hospice Care and Pharmacy Growth Attracting Large Industry Stakeholders

Hospice and palliative care both offer compassionate care to patients with life limiting illnesses. But palliative care – which is always a component of hospice care – can be used as a separate area of medical practice while the patient is receiving treatment. Hospice care includes palliative care and addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, and […]

Trusts, Busting (Telehealth and Rx Blooming?)

Last week, the Social Security and Medicare boards of trustees released their annual financial forecasts, and media reports predictably led with their scariest interpretation of those forecasts: “Hospital fund set to run out by 2026” read one typical headline. The trustees have a long-established track record of, well, let’s call it “conservative” forecasting, and nothing […]

Anthem Accelerating IngenioRx Roll-Out

Anthem, Inc. established a new pharmacy benefits manager called IngenioRx in October 2017 and entered into a five-year agreement with CVS Health’s Caremark subsidiary to begin offering PBM solutions. In January 2019, Anthem terminated the Express Scripts PBM Agreement earlier than the original expiration date of December 31, 2019 due to the recent acquisition of […]

Tabula Rasa HealthCare Acquiring PrescribeWellness

Tabula Rasa HealthCare (TRHC) is a leader in providing patient-specific, data-driven technology and solutions that enable healthcare organizations to optimize medication regimens to improve patient outcomes, reduce hospitalizations, lower healthcare costs and manage risk. TRHC provides solutions for a range of payers, providers and other healthcare organizations.  TRHC announced that it will be acquiring PrescribeWellness. […]