Archive for October 31st, 2017

Wellness Plans Face Scrutiny By DOL – Why Have One?

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Company Wellness Coordinators

Wellness plans don’t work. In theory they may, but in reality they don’t. Changing behavior is very hard to do, especially if it is societal and ancestral. 

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Free Health Insurance – Welfare (Subsidies) on Steroids

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The American Welfare State continues to grow. Proponents don’t call it welfare though. They call it “subsidies” instead. That’s a nicer, cleaner, less controversial term intended to calm frayed political nerves among those who work for a living and pay their own way. So when you read the following article, mentally substitute the term “subsidy” to “welfare.” 

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Prescription Care Management

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

PCM saves 10-15% of total drug spend by utilizing therapeutic alternatives………….

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CVS-Aetna Deal Could Upend Future Role of PBMs

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

“You are hearing the warning for the end of the road for the classic standalone” pharmacy benefit business…………………………”

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How Health Systems Are Like Newspapers

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

“Hospitals are losing money on Medicare and Medicaid patients! They must charge commercial payers more to make up the difference!” is a much used argument to gouge consumers up to 1000 times more than what Medicare pays. Perhaps there are other contributing factors to hospital angst these days? 

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Why the Potential CVS Acquisition of Aetna is Brilliant………………

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Law of Unintended Consequences……………Revenue enhancement through deception?

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