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October 2, 2017
Today's Featured Story
 
Express Scripts Study Reinforces Importance of Rx Adherence
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS
 
A new report on diabetes issued by Express Scripts Holding Co. confirms that medication adherence is the way to get the most bang for the buck on improving diabetic outcomes at lower costs.The latest Express Scripts research shows that patients who follow their oral diabetes protocol saved more than $210 million in 2016 health care costs and avoided unnecessary emergency room (ER) visits and hospitalizations. But despite the progress being made in helping patients adhere to their diabetes regimens, Express Scripts researchers say there is still “substantial opportunity” to improve....  Read Full Story
 
 
Quest Diagnostics

Today's AIS Health Datapoint
 
17.75% ... is the percentage of nationwide Medicare Advantage lives enrolled in a Humana MA plan, as of July 2017. Humana is the nation's second-largest MA insurer, behind UnitedHealthcare.
 

People on the Move

MedeAnalytics appointed Kerry Martin senior vice president of sales to lead MedeAnalytics’ U.S. indirect and direct sales teams. Previously, he served as strategic business unit vice president for Cerner Corp….Galderma promoted Chris Chapman to vice president and general manager of prescription business in the U.S. He previously served as vice president of strategic access for Galderma's Prescription Business Unit….Health Alliance Plan named Elaine Taverna vice president of risk adjustment. Prior to joining HAP, Taverna was the director of government programs for Henry Ford Health System.


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