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March 2, 2017

Today's Featured Story

PBMI: ACOs Could Take on More Drug Management Responsibilities
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS

Although accountable care organizations (ACOs) are a relatively new group of stakeholders within the health care industry, they are helping drive a more value-focused approach across the landscape. And although this team-based strategy continues to grow in use, as costs for and utilization of prescription medications continue to increase, it would only help these organizations to incorporate more pharmacy-focused strategies, according to a recent report from the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI).... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

567,300 ... is the number of people who received coverage via Humana's public exchange offerings during 2016. It subsequently reduced its public exchange offerings for 2017 and has announced it will not participate at all in 2018.

From AIS’s DIRECTORY OF HEALTH PLANS

 

People on the Move

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina CEO Brad Wilson announced he will retire this year. Wilson took over the top executive job from Bob Greczyn, who retired in 2010….The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association promoted Justine Handelman to head up its Washington, D.C. office. In April, she takes over for Alissa Fox, who now serves as BCBSA’s vice president for legislative and regulatory policy….EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants named Adam Frugoli vice president of its health care strategy group. He previously was vice president and insurance broker at the Leavitt Group.

 

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