Express Scripts, like other PBMs, are third-party middlemen that negotiate prices with pharmacies and drugmakers on behalf of corporate clients and processes their claims.Read More
President Barack Obama was motivated to order several federal agencies to change those policies by a recent visit to Colorado, where wildfires have burned hundreds of thousands of acres and destroyed dozens of homes.
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The law in question, enacted in August 2009, sought to eliminate health care, dental, life, disability and retirement benefits for couples in domestic partnerships, including same-sex couples, by actively applying the state's definition of marriage—which it treats as a union only between a man and woman. Read More
With Democrats controlling the Senate, the bill is unlikely to advance further. In addition, if a repeal measure cleared Congress, President Barack Obama would veto it, the White House said this week.Read More
The Senate did not take up the repeal bill and it is unlikely that the Senate, where Democrats are in the majority, would do so this time.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is constitutional, handing President Barack Obama a major election-year victory and shunning 26 states that had sought to overturn the reform law.Read More
Speakers at overflow sessions of the Society for Human Resource Management's 64th annual conference detail the likely scenarios that could occur when the justices rule late this week.
With tools such as webinars and training videos, companies say they've taken the time to put internal battle plans in place.
Accountable care organizations require payers—i.e., insurers—and health care providers to better coordinate care for members, especially those with the most medical needs, with the goal of improving cost trends and patient outcomes. Providers typically share in savings reaped from better coordinated care and lower costs, and they must meet and maintain quality standards.