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November 18, 2016

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From Drug Benefit News - Differences in medication adherence measures did have an effect on CMS’s 2017 star quality ratings as part of an interim adjustment used to address socioeconomic status (SES) in the star quality ratings program. But the overall effect of the SES adjustment was quite small, affecting only a handful of Medicare Part D plans, according to an analysis from Inovalon Inc. Read more

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December 2, 2016
CMS Releases 2015 National Health Expenditures Data

CMS reports that spending on prescription drugs rose 9.0% in 2015, down from 12.4% growth in 2014 but an increase from 2.3% in 2013 http://tinyurl.com/j45m46b

October 17, 2016
Biden Delivers Moonshot Report

Vice President Biden issues final Cancer Moonshot report to president, will address public this afternoon https://medium.com/cancer-moonshot

August 29, 2016
Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics Partner on Specialty and Mail-Order Business

Walgreens, Prime Therapeutics partner on specialty and mail-order business. http://tinyurl.com/z49lh6w

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