February 5, 2015

In this issue, DSN looks at another three hot spot issues identified by PwC’s HRI that will help define how health care is provided in 2015.

February 2, 2015

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, a mutual life insurer and a provider of individual disability income insurance, has announced new options for nurse practitioners and physician assistants interested in individual disability income insurance.

January 29, 2015

If its goal of expanding health coverage to more Americans is fully realized, the Affordable Care Act could end up pulling as many as 30 million more people into the ranks of the newly insured. That means rising prescription counts and more patients at pharmacy counters and in drug store aisles, but it also poses challenges in managing and educating patients about their benefits.

 

January 28, 2015

Several of the nation’s largest healthcare systems and payers on Tuesday announced a powerful new private-sector alliance dedicated to accelerating the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system to value-based business and clinical models.

January 7, 2015

More than half of Americans want to monitor their health with connnected devices.

 

January 6, 2015

Rite Aid subsidiary Health Dialog announced Tuesday that it has signed an agreement with Network Health.

January 6, 2015

As newly insured Americans begin using their 2015 benefits under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreens will again provide medication assistance to those patients who may have difficulty using their new insurance coverage.

December 8, 2014

Walgreens and MDLive on Monday introduced a new telehealth offering that will give Walgreens website users 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors through its mobile application.

 

November 17, 2014

People being treated for COPD in the hospital who received nutrition treatment had reduced lengths of stay, hospital costs and chances of returning to the hospital within 30 days. 

November 13, 2014

CVS Health is embarking on an outreach campaign to help customers understand the insurance options during the upcoming Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace open enrollment period of Nov. 15 to Feb. 15.

November 13, 2014

To help customers prepare for the upcoming Affordable Care Act enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again providing convenient and comprehensive resources to assist them in choosing the best health insurance choices for themselves and their families.

November 7, 2014

The Consumer Healthcare Products Association urged the president to support changing the mandate that consumers obtain a prescription in order to utilize FSAs and HSAs to purchase over-the-counter medicines.

October 29, 2014

If you’re an employee of a microbusiness, you’re likely not relying on your boss to cover your healthcare benefits. 

October 24, 2014

Sam's Club announced the introduction of a health exchange service in partnership with Aetna, to better serve its small business clientele. With that announcement, Sam’s Club becomes the first retailer to complement its full suite of healthcare offerings — optical, hearing, pharmacy — with a health exchange solution specifically targeting those who are arguably most concerned about health care: small business owners.

The move aligns Sam’s Club brands with all things health. “Whenever people visit Sam’s Club at all, I want them to be able to experience health-and-wellness in a way that they leave healthier no matter how they engage with us,” Sherri Thomas, director, managed care services for Sam's Club, told Drug Store News. “If it’s through our pharmacy, optical or hearing services, if they’re engaged in the exchange, if it’s through our health screenings, I want them to be a healthier person because they’re engaged with Sam’s Club.”

 

October 14, 2014

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America on Tuesday launched AccessBetterCoverage.org.

 

October 13, 2014

The new ShopRite of Howard Park celebrated on Oct. 11 the grand opening of Q-Care health clinic, a first of its kind in Maryland for a Federally-Qualified Health Center.

October 8, 2014

Land of Lincoln Health announced its partnership with Walgreens on Tuesday to offer Land of Lincoln Health members free health-risk assessments at Healthcare Clinics.

 

October 6, 2014

Walmart announced Monday it is working with DirectHealth.com to launch Healthcare Begins Here, an in-store program designed to educate customers on health insurance options.

 

September 17, 2014

If shifting patterns in medical practice configurations and physician workforce trends continue, U.S. patients are likely to face growing challenges in access to care.

September 8, 2014

The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the Affordable Care Act.

August 28, 2014

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues.

August 20, 2014

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

August 15, 2014

The second annual health survey by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America shows that Americans are more conscious of their health, and believe their own health is good.

August 13, 2014

The first MinuteClinic locations in the Sacramento metropolitan area opened their doors on Wednesday inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Sacramento and Elk Grove. A third clinic is slated to open in Fair Oaks in October.