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CMS cracks down on spread pricing by pharmacy benefit managers

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is taking aim at pharmacy benefit manager spread pricing practices that it says results in an upcharge to Medicaid and CHIP managed care plans and higher costs for states and taxpayers. Spread pricing occurs when health plans contract with a pharmacy benefit manager to manage their prescription drug… Read More »

‘I’d go down to bed at night and be bawling for an hour’ – Former builder on how his life changed the day his mum was diagnosed

Seán Dónal O’Shea ‘I’d go down to bed at night and be bawling for an hour’ – Former builder on how his life changed the day his mum was diagnosed Independent.ie The day Seán Dónal O’Shea’s late mother Debby was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, his life changed profoundly in more ways than one. https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/id-go-down-to-bed-at-night-and-be-bawling-for-an-hour-former-builder-on-how-his-life-changed-the-day-his-mum-was-diagnosed-38055510.html… Read More »

Interoperability: Do we have the value proposition upside down?

Dr. Doug Fridsma, CEO of the American Medical Informatics Association, has been working on the nuts and bolts of interoperability for a very long time. Prior to joining AMIA, he served as chief scientist at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, leading management of the Federal Health Architecture and Standards & Interoperability… Read More »