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August 28, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Express Scripts’ New Software Tackles Opioids as Feds Rally
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS

Express Scripts Holding Co. says it’s leveraging a software application that combines utilization management, fraud prevention, care management interventions and other tools to reduce opioid misuse. The PBM’s announcement comes as a White House panel, headed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), is calling for federal intervention on the crisis. But despite many efforts in the federal and private sector to curtail the crisis, many, including Christie, say the epidemic is a wildfire roaring dangerously out of control.... Read Full Story

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Today's AIS Health Datapoint

$10.69 ... is the average in-network retail copay for generic drugs on Anthem’s individual gold-level plans in 2017 that use this cost-sharing measure. The average coinsurance is 20% for plans using that cost-sharing measure.

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People on the Move

MedSurvey promoted co-founder and Executive Vice President Paul Golota to CEO. He succeeds fellow co-founder Sharon Ricca….MVP Health Care appointed Patrick (Pat) Roohan vice president of data management and analytics solutions. He previously was deputy commissioner of health for the New York State Department of Health’s Office of Quality and Patient Safety….Eric D. Hieger, Psy.D., joined Kaiser Permanente Hawaii as the regional director of organizational effectiveness, learning, and leadership development. Most recently, Hieger was the leader of ADP’s global change leadership and change management center of excellence.

 

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