NOW AVAILABLE: AMCP Spring 2013 Conference Coverage
Highlights from The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 25th Meeting & Expo, which took place on April 2–5, 2013, in San Diego, CA, are available in a newsletter published by The American Journal of Managed Care.
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At $531 billion, Medicaid is the second largest piece of healthcare spending and cannot be pushed off to be thought about another day, Cindy Mann, JD, CMS deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, said at the America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Conferences on Medicare and Medicaid and Dual Eligibles Summit.
No state-run exchange, no subsidy for health coverage. That’s what a federal judge in Oklahoma ruled yesterday, marking the second such ruling against a key component of the Affordable Care Act and setting up a potential return trip to the US Supreme Court to decide the fate of a key piece of the law.
The most recent Medicare Advantage and Part D program audits revealed that oversight of formulary administration is an area that health plans continue to struggle with, Sarah J. Lorance, vice president of Medicare Compliance at WellPoint, said at America’s Health Insurance Plans’ National Conference on Medicare and Medicaid and Dual Eligibles Summit in Washington, DC.
Although the oncolytic virus therapy being used in the OPTIM trial has been modified in a way that there should be minimal safety concerns, it should still be handled in a way to limit adverse effects and mutations, according to Kimberly Shafer-Weaver, PhD.