December 2018 - First Report Managed Care

Issue 12
December 2018


Patients in the United States with migraine had almost an additional $9000 a year in direct and indirect costs compared with demographically similar individuals without migraine, according to recent findings published in Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. | Read More
UnitedHealthcare has launched a program that pays patients up to $500 in prepaid debit cards to switch to lower cost HIV medications with the consent of their physician. The insurer plans to expand the program to include other high-cost specialty drug categories in the future. | Read More
In an effort to increase consumer access to high-quality and affordable care, Amerigroup and CareMore Health have announced that Amerigroup has added CareMore to its preferred list of care providers for all its Medicare Advantage (MA) plans. | Read More
In an effort to help customers build greater resilience, as well as cope with stress, anxiety, and depression, Cigna has announced it is expanding its suite of behavioral health offerings and will partner with mental health and well-being technology companies Happify Health and iPrevail Health. | Read More