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2013-07-31 23:29:41

Three of the six health plans selected to participate in Massachusetts’ CMS-funded demonstration program for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles recently dropped out, Medicare Advantage News reports in its July 25 issue. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Three of the six health plans selected to participate in Massachusetts’ CMS-funded demonstration program for Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles recently dropped out, Atlantic Information Services’s Medicare Advantage News (MAN) has...

2013-07-24 23:03:31

The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx Initiative—aimed at reducing prescription drug abuse and fraud in Medicare and the commercial sector by enhancing the current system to make it more difficult for drug-seekers to obtain fraudulent prescriptions at the pharmacy counter. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) released today a set of policy solutions—The Safe Rx...

2013-06-21 23:01:53

The top five Medicare Part D plans with the lowest average premiums all have preferred pharmacy networks, according to a new analysis conducted by Avalere Health for the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). Of all Part D plans with national or near-national status, seven of the top 10 with the lowest average premiums have preferred pharmacy networks. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 The top five Medicare Part D plans with the lowest average premiums all have preferred...

2013-06-11 12:57:37

Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes are two to three times more likely to use expensive brand-name drugs than a comparable group of patients treated within the VA Healthcare System, according to a nationwide study by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and Dartmouth College. Spending in Medicare Part D would have been an estimated $1.4 billion less in 2008 if brand-name and generic drug use matched that of the VA for the medications studied. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.