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2014-10-20 16:26:31

USA MedicalCard Free Pharmacy Discount Card Can Save Consumers Up To 75% Off Brand-Name Drugs and Generics Every Day MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA MedicalCard announces plans to expand the national mailing of its free pharmacy discount card that can save consumers up to 75% off brand-name drugs and generics. The company would like to ensure the cards reach people with the most significant need and is focused on providing savings on almost all...

2014-10-16 23:12:00

The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging managers at a pharmacy benefit management company (PBM) to call them at 866-714-6466 if they have well documented proof the management company is involved in unjustly billing Medicaid or Medicare for pharmacy bills that should have been paid by a private insurance company, because this type of information can produce million dollar rewards, as was recently demonstrated. http://CorporateWhistleblowerCenter.Com (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 The...

2014-10-08 08:26:18

- Nearly half already using pharmacy benefit ST. LOUIS, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly half of Americans enrolled in a Public Health Insurance Exchange plan, including those who waited until April 2014 to enroll, have already used their pharmacy benefit, according to new data published today by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO This usage rate is similar to that of traditionally insured Americans (55 percent) during the same...

2014-10-07 12:32:32

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Navitus Health Solutions, LLC announced today that it has signed a three-year contract to provide pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services to L.A. Care Health Plan (L.A. Care). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141007/150726 L.A. Care is the nation's largest publicly operated health plan, serving more than 1.5 million Los Angeles County residents through a variety of health coverage programs. L.A. Care is also a Qualified Health...

2014-10-06 12:29:23

Findings Show No Difference between Rural and Non-Rural Access WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new survey conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) shows that nine in 10 seniors from urban, suburban, small town and rural areas have convenient access to preferred pharmacies in Medicare Part D. These findings contest claims that rural seniors face unique challenges in Part D that require new legislative or...

2014-10-02 12:31:26

AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Information Designs (HID) announced today that it has been awarded Health Utilization Management (HUM) Accreditation for its Prior Authorization Services by URAC, a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. "HID is proud to earn this accreditation," said Rob DiBenedetto, Chief Executive Officer. "For decades, we have always been dedicated to ensuring...

2014-10-01 23:11:28

Generic drug inflation has caused financial issues for drug stores and led insurers to create two generic drug tiers, which some researchers say is limiting access to needed drugs, according to Atlantic Information Services’s Drug Benefit News. Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Generic drug prices are on the rise, with half of all retail generics increasing in price in the last 12 months. For its Sept. 26 issue, Atlantic Information Services, Inc.’s (AIS) Drug Benefit News (DBN)...

2014-09-29 16:25:29

This Battle Must be Won at the Pharmacy Counter WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt today outlined policy solutions that could reduce prescription fraud and abuse in Medicare Part D at a Capitol Hill briefing, "Prescription Opioid Abuse: Fighting Back on Many Fronts," sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and PCMA. The briefing featured several government and industry experts...

2014-09-23 23:05:57

Predictive modeling manages prescription outliers and results in savings. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of Cypress Care, Procura Management, ScripNet and Modern Medical, today announced the expansion of its workers’ compensation pharmacy management partnership with EMPLOYERS®, America's small business insurance specialist®. Through the partnership with Healthcare Solutions, EMPLOYERS has saved millions of dollars in...

2014-09-18 23:11:11

After conducting a 6 month RFP with 25 PBMs competing to win the RFP, the National Prescription Coverage Coalition today announced that its first PBM will be Envision Pharmaceutical Services.The Coalition's executive director also described several of the unique contract terms that will result in dramatically lower prescription coverage costs for all Coalition Members. Morristown, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The National Prescription Coverage Coalition today announced that...


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