How Pharmacists Are Helping Hep C Patients
How Pharmacists Are Helping Hep C PatientsA Walgreens study found that pharmacist collaboration helps Hep C patients with better outcomes and cheaper co-pays.
Customers Sue CVS and Walgreens, Claiming PBM CollusionClass action lawsuits claim that chains colluded with PBMs to overbill customers.
Top 15 challenges facing physicians in 2015
Top 15 challenges facing physicians in 2015It’s possible to maintain a viable, even thriving practice if physicians confront challenges and identify fixes that can improve their lives and the health of their patients.
Increase patient collections by developing a policy for successWith high deductible health plans on the rise, patients are expected to shoulder more of the cost of healthcare; yet practices are finding it difficult to collect. In part because patients don't understand their plans; but also because staff may be unprepared to collect patient obligations.
How high deductibles impact patients, practicesThere has been a major shift in the financial aspect of patient care and it’s affecting patients and those who provide their care in major ways. Perhaps you’ve noticed certain patients not coming in as often or a rising accounts receivable (A/R) that’s increasing in age and amount. The shift by third-party payers and government entities to have patients shoulder more of the cost of healthcare is creating a huge need for hospitals, clinics and private practices to change how they communicate about and collect patient payments.
Drug costs under control while zero copay models thriveWomen saved $483 million in 2013 on contraceptives, or $22.44 per fill
HealthPocket study finds copayments, coinsurance fees for drugs rise under ACAAn examination of new health plans from 46 states revealed that copayments and co-insurance fees for drugs increased an average of 34% as compared to the pre-Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual insurance market.
State limits specialty copaysDelaware's law aims to increase access while plans manage 15% annual trend in specialty drugs
Patients pay 25% of their medical bills, AMA report showsPatients are paying nearly one-quarter of “the amount that health insurers set aside for paying physicians,” according to the National Health Insurer Report Card from the American Medical Association (AMA).