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March 16, 2017

Today's Featured Story

Anthem’s Year-Old Addiction Program Limits Pharmacy Access
Reprinted from HEALTH PLAN WEEK

The goal of Anthem, Inc.’s Pharmacy Home Program (PHP) is to keep members out of it. The program, which launched April 1, 2016, was created to curtail inappropriate opioid use —and improve drug safety — among a small population of commercially enrolled members. Anthem’s Medicaid plans have been running similar programs for years. At least half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

73,463 ... is the number enrolled in InnovaCare Health Solutions' Medicare y Mucho Mas - DIAMANTE CHOICE, the top Medicare Advantage special needs plan in the U.S. as of March 2016. A dual-eligible SNP, the Puerto Rico plan represented 3.4% of all SNP lives the U.S.

From AIS's MEDICARE AND MEDICAID MARKET DATA

 

People on the Move

The American Medical Association hired Todd Unger as its chief experience officer and senior vice president of physician engagement. Unger joins the AMA after serving most recently as chief digital officer and chief marketing officer at Daily Racing Form, where he oversaw the platform’s successful digital transformation….AccuReg, a front-end revenue cycle technology company, appointed Jase DuRard chief revenue officer. DuRard previously was Zelis Payments’ senior vice president of enterprise provider solutions and Passport Health’s vice president of enterprise solutions….Missouri Health Connection promoted Angie Bass to president and CEO. She most recently served as chief operating officer and interim CEO.

 

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