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December 21, 2017
Today's Featured Story
Will CMS’s Part D Rule Add Risks for Preferred Pharmacies?
Reprinted from DRUG BENEFIT NEWS
CMS is drawing mixed responses to its Nov. 16 release of proposed policy revisions to the Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Part D programs for 2019. The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA), said in a statement the next day that, while it continues to review the agency’s lengthy proposal, the group is “initially encouraged by provisions that promote the use of lower-cost generics and biosimilars and make it harder for at-risk patients to go ‘drugstore shopping’ for opioids.”...  Read Full Story
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49.85% ... of the managed Medicaid market in Massachusetts is currently served by Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan and Tufts Health Public Plans. Massachusetts recently reached agreements with both insurers to manage the state's new Medicaid transformation, which will focus on integrating physical and behavioral health with better alignment of pharmacy and specialty care services.

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