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2014-02-07 23:22:08

February 14th is the last day to switch your Medicare coverage, if you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan. From January 1st through February 14th, Medicare beneficiaries can switch from a Medicare Advantage plan back to Original Medicare. Contributing Editor: Jim Verville - MMAP Counselor, Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan Lansing, Michigan (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 If you switch to Original Medicare during this period, you’ll have until February 14 to also join a...

2014-01-30 08:32:00

Overdue Change in Protected Classes Overshadowed by Parts Impacting Cost and Access for Beneficiaries ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) today released the following statement by CEO Edith A. Rosato, RPh, IOM commenting on CMS' recently released draft rule on proposed changes to the Medicare Part D program, as follows: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/DC55513LOGO) "At a time when increasing access...

2014-01-29 23:20:30

One of the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, BioPlus, will continue the ‘Pay It Forward’ campaign which donates to patient foundations for every referral received at our specialty pharmacy. Altamonte Springs, FL (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 The ‘Pay It Forward’ campaign launched in 2013 by BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of the nation’s leading specialty pharmacies, partners with several non-profit patient foundations by making donations for every referral received...

2014-01-29 23:20:08

Jan. 24 issue of Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News features an interview with Aetna’s national medical director for pharmacy policy and strategy on the insurer’s newly launched anti-obesity program. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 While many insurers and plan sponsors have been taking a “wait-and-see” approach to two relatively new anti-obesity medications, all eyes may now be on Aetna Inc. as it embarks on a clinically supported pilot to test the...

2014-01-16 23:22:45

WellCare will use RxAnte’s advanced analytics platform to identify existing Medicare members who are eligible for WellCare’s Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services. McLean, VA & Tampa, FL (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 RxAnte, Inc., a health care improvement company, and WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, today announced that they have entered into an agreement under which WellCare...

2014-01-09 12:27:12

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) issued the following statement today on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Parts C and D Proposed Rule: "Amidst the rancor in health care today, Medicare Part D has remained constant in its ability to offer generous, affordable prescription drug benefits to 36 million beneficiaries. The program routinely comes in under budget and delivers premiums...

2014-01-06 20:21:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued findings that show slower growth in health spending since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. This successful cost control is consistent with data demonstrating that savings from generic medicines are at an all-time high, reaching $217 billion in 2012 and $1.2 trillion over the most recent decade, according to the 2013 Report on Generic Drug Savings in the...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.