Dec. 15 , 2010

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Today's Featured Story

Split Fill of Oral Oncolytics Could Save Millions in First Few Months of Therapy

One specialty pharmacy is demonstrating that managing oral oncology drugs through a split fill can save payers thousands of dollars per member per month.... Read Full Story


Quote of the Day

“No responsible investment committee would approve an approach that bets on [accountable care organizations], at least not at this stage in the game….Investment companies look for trends, not hype. You have to see the money and know that it will be real.”

— David J. Brailer, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Health Evolution Partners, told AIS’s ACO BUSINESS NEWS.

Click here to read the ACO BUSINESS NEWS article in which this quote appeared. (Free for ABN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


Today's Datapoint

5%... quality bonuses would be awarded to five-star Medicare Advantage plans under CMS’s three-year star-rating demo that starts in 2012, representing a serious sweetening of incentives in relation to the 1.5% that 5-star plans were to receive under the reform law.

Click here to read the MEDICARE ADVANTAGE NEWS article in which this quote appeared. (Free for MAN subscribers; $17 for non-subscribers).


People on the Move

Kaiser Permanente promoted Bernard Tyson to president and chief operating officer. Tyson was executive vice president....Outcomes Health Information Solutions, LLC, a health care data abstraction and analytics company, named Doug Duskin chief financial officer (CFO). Duskin was CFO at Recall North America, a document management company.


Today's Featured Health Business Job Opening

Providence Health & Services
ASO Product Development Manager
Portland, Ore.

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