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When American Diabetes Association (ADA) guideline recommendations are followed, researchers found that there is a significant reduction in total annual health care costs, inpatient hospitalization, and emergency room expenditures for patients with diabetes.
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Two new rules that require pricing information to be made publicly available were finalized and announced by the Trump administration, US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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Through the launch of a new billing solution, Medicare patients will now be able to obtain continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices at any of Walgreens’ retail pharmacy locations.
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Rule recently that is intended to improve the program’s integrity, as well as to ensure state supplemental payments and other financial contracts are transparent and value-driven.
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A group of researchers, lead by Joseph Vassalotti, MD, and colleagues, found that a scalable chronic kidney disease (CKD) intervention was feasible and also improved patient outcomes. They published their study findings online in the American Journal of Managed Care.  
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In a joint announcement, Centene, Walgreens, and RxAdvance announced that the three companies will be working together to introduce an innovative pharmacy benefit management (PBM) model that will increase access, enhance customer experience, and improve overall patient outcomes.
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As of October 29, 2019, 1888 cases of vaping-related lung injury have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 49 states. Illinois has reported the greatest number of cases (150-199), while Alaska is the only state without a reported case.
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Based on data presented in a JAMA study, the United States health care system spends an approximate $760 billion to $935 billion in waste—accounting for 25% of all health care spend.
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According to a recent press release, a new phone application from UnitedHealthcare provides on-demand access to telemedicine services for roughly 27 million plan participants.
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In a strategic 7-year partnership, Humana and Microsoft recently announced their goals to build modern health care solutions for members, addressing the rise in enrolled Medicare members, and making digital health care solutions that are intuitive and easy to use.
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