Implementing A “Managed Care” Model in Oklahoma Would Make Finding a Health Care Provider Even More Difficult

In Oklahoma, which ranks 43rd nationally in doctors per capita, finding a health care provider is no easy task – particularly for those residing in rural areas. Unfortunately, this difficult task could become nearly impossible should the state move its Medicaid system into a more “managed care”... [continue reading]

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Pharmacist Pilot Program in Texas to Improve Patient Health through Enhanced Medication Adherence

In Texas, a new initiative is underway that would offer Medicaid patients on multiple medications additional care from their pharmacist in order to help them improve their health while at the same time lowering treatment costs for the state. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission, in... [continue reading]


Pharmacists Help Identify & Suggest Solutions to Medication-Related Problems

Pharmacists play a critical role in the health and well-being of millions of American’s. In addition to administering vaccinations and answering medication-related questions, pharmacists are also working with patients to help them better manage their medications. Noting that “medication-related problems are the cause of many hospital visits... [continue reading]

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Pharmacies Hit Hardest with Cuts to California’s Medicaid Program

Currently serving 9.2 million patients, California’s Medicaid program, Medi-Cal, is projected to add nearly three million patients in the coming years under the federal health law that extends “eligibility to adults making up to 133 percent of poverty-level incomes.” Unfortunately, as enrollment for Medi-Cal increases, a recent... [continue reading]

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Allowing Patients to Choose the Pharmacy that Best Meets Their Health Care Needs

Following an earlier study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this year, which found that “prescriptions filled at ‘preferred pharmacies’ sometimes result in higher costs to Medicare than prescriptions filled at non-preferred pharmacies,” including independent community pharmacies, a new analysis by CMS... [continue reading]