Monthly Archives: October 2016

I don’t know if Drug Channels is simply channeling the Thriving Pharmacist, or maybe its writer, Adam Fein, is wearing a Zoltar costume to trick-or-treat tonight. Either way, his Blog Post Walgreens Plays to Win: Our Exclusive Analysis of 2017’s Part D Preferred Pharmacy Networks is germane to Thriving readers as well. Please head over to read it. Of......
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Adam Fein, with Drug Channels, recently posted an excellent analysis of the Kaiser/HRET 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey. His analysis addresses, among other things, cost-shifting in the employer/commercial prescription insurance realm. See Employer Pharmacy Benefits in 2016: More Specialty Drug Cost-Shifting Means More Problems for Patients for his discussion. It is a worthwhile read. Often, the analysis of Drug Channels......
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Open Enrollment started Saturday, and we got our first look at how our customers’ medications will be priced in 2017 under Medicare Part D. There are several interesting observations to be made. Preferred, Non-Preferred, and Mail Order With the release of the 2017 data, we can actually calculate patient-cost and pharmacy reimbursement for one of the......
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