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2014-06-05 08:29:28

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Detroit Economic Club today. During his remarks, which will take place at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit, Merlo plans to discuss the nation's evolving health care system and will detail how CVS Caremark is helping consumers, employers, health plans, physicians and hospitals navigate the changing health care landscape....

2014-05-20 16:25:30

WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt issued the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final Medicare Part D rule: "We're encouraged that the final Medicare Part D rule appears to follow through on CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner's commitment to table most of the proposals for 2015, which raised serious concerns among patient groups and...

2014-05-20 12:34:06

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) CEO B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA issued the following statement today in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) final rule for 2015 Part D prescription drug plans: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100106/DC33253LOGO "NCPA is still reviewing the final CMS rule but we have some initial observations. "First, we commend CMS for requiring plan...

2014-05-07 23:02:56

Seniors Like Medicare Part D, Don’t Want Drugstore Lobby Changes That Would Increase Costs Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 As drugstore lobbyists descend on Capitol Hill this week, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new ad campaign—“Community Drugstores Owners Shouldn’t Forget How the Other Half Lives”—that highlights seniors’ opposition to the independent drugstore lobby’s agenda to change their Medicare Part D benefits. “It...

2014-05-07 12:30:56

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bipartisan legislation that would give many seniors greater choice of pharmacy in their Medicare drug plan has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and was endorsed today by the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100106/DC33253LOGO The Ensuring Seniors Access to Local Pharmacies Act (H.R. 4577) was introduced by U.S. Reps. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) and Peter...

2014-05-07 12:30:07

Seniors Like Medicare Part D, Don't Want Drugstore Lobby Changes That Would Increase Costs WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As drugstore lobbyists descend on Capitol Hill this week, the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today released a new ad campaign--"Community Drugstore Owners Shouldn't Forget How the Other Half Lives"--that highlights seniors' opposition to the independent drugstore lobby's agenda to change their Medicare Part D benefits. "It...

2014-05-06 15:09:07

Hispanic seniors are 35 percent less likely to have prescription drug coverage despite the existence of the Medicare Prescription Drug Plan – also known as Part D – and the availability of assistance to help pay insurance premiums. That is the finding of a study released today in the journal Health Affairs. "These results indicate that disparities in prescription drug coverage exist between Hispanic and white Medicare beneficiaries, despite the existence of a potentially universal...

2014-04-18 23:08:07

In an upcoming webinar from Atlantic Information Services, participants will hear pharmacy experts from a top-rated Medicare plan discuss key aspects and decision-making components involved in developing effective star-rating strategies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 18, 2014 As CMS enhances and modifies its star-ratings program each year, it raises the bar for Medicare plans to deliver ever-higher quality care. Since the pharmacy benefit is the primary objective of Prescription Drug Plans...

2014-04-16 12:29:39

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Given the health reform debate over elevated Medicare Advantage reimbursement rates, HealthPocket investigated the prevalence of extra insurance benefits provided by Medicare Advantage plans. These insurance benefits are not covered by original Medicare and they are frequently overlooked in discussions of Medicare Advantage's value proposition to consumers. When reviewing data on 2014 Medicare Advantage plans, HealthPocket found:...

2014-04-09 23:26:42

For the April 4 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News, an Avalere consultant explained why PBMs and commercial payers are indirectly losing money on the 340B Drug Pricing Program, even though drug companies are the primary stakeholders. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 A new report from a coalition of stakeholders suggests that a considerable portion of hospitals enrolled in the 340B Drug Pricing Program provides a negligible amount of free or reduced-price...


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