Archive for March 9th, 2011

Texas HB 2430 Filed March 7, 2011 – The Texas Health Care Pricing Disclosure Act

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

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Summary as we understand it:
 
Providers must publish their prices and cannot deviate from those prices unless the price represents a financial hardship to the patient in which case the provider can discount the price.
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John Goodman Opines

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

In any other field, Jeffrey Brenner would be a millionaire. But because he’s in health care, he doesn’t know how he’s going to make ends meet. Like entrepreneurs in every market, Brenner thought outside the box. He discovered an ingenious way of lowering health care costs: focus on the “hot spots” of medicine — the high-utilizing, high spending patients — and solve their problems with unconventional care.

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Walgreen To Sell PBM to Catalyst for $525,000,000

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

CHICAGO – Walgreen Co plans to sell its pharmacy benefit management business to Catalyst Health Solutions Inc in a $525 million cash deal that would allow Walgreen to focus on its drugstore and healthcare businesses.

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