From Drug Benefit News - Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) is enlisting pharmacists at four supermarket chains in five states to help improve medication adherence rates in its Medicare Advantage, Part D and dual-eligible populations with diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol. Read more
From Drug Benefit News - One health plan recently added clinical case management pharmacists to its care management teams with an eye on offering an extra level of care to its members. Highmark Inc. says that the new additions will provide members with a range of services to better manage their health care needs, including helping to prevent medication errors. Read more
From Drug Benefit News - When Florida overhauled its Medicaid program in 2011, one of the changes required managed care companies participating in Florida’s Medicaid managed care program to use a state-mandated preferred drug list (PDL) instead of their own formularies. And although proponents of the legislation claimed that it would help hold down costs in the program, a recent study shows that drug costs actually increased after the PDL requirement was implemented in July… Read more
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