Rite Aid Pharmacies are the Latest to Begin Used Flawed Data Provided by the EQuIPP Platform Relative to “Scoring” Patients for Predictive Medication Adherence–The “Outlier” Patients… Rite Aid Pharmacies are the Latest to Begin Used Flawed Data Provided by the EQuIPP Platform Relative to “Scoring” Patients for Predictive Medication Adherence–The “Outlier” Patients…

I have had some conversations with pharmacists who are on a pay for performance metric program based on this program and they don’t like it....

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

OptumRX (United Healthcare) Buys Home Infusion Company AxelaCare-Using Algorithms To Determine Your Care With Being Financed By A “Too Big to Fail” US Health Insurance Company… OptumRX (United Healthcare) Buys Home Infusion Company AxelaCare-Using Algorithms To Determine Your Care With Being Financed By A “Too Big to Fail” US Health Insurance Company…

We all know the home drug infusion business is growing as companies send out technicians and clinical personnel to administer treatments at...

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Friday, November 27, 2015

HHS Joins Optum Labs as Research Partner–Back Peddles Support of FDA Sentinel Program That Does the Same Thing-More Impact from the Six Degrees of Bob Rubin Running Healthcare in the US HHS Joins Optum Labs as Research Partner–Back Peddles Support of FDA Sentinel Program That Does the Same Thing-More Impact from the Six Degrees of Bob Rubin Running Healthcare in the US

We know Optum Labs is there to make money, selling slots to drug, device companies and others to have the “use” of mining their data.  So fa...

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Where to Find Cheap Generic Prescription Drugs Less Than a Lot of Co-Pays-Use Cash-And Leave the Insurance, Reward Card, And Pharmacy Benefit Credentials at Home.. Where to Find Cheap Generic Prescription Drugs Less Than a Lot of Co-Pays-Use Cash-And Leave the Insurance, Reward Card, And Pharmacy Benefit Credentials at Home..

I have been asked this question many times and with the war on both cost of drugs and the war on cash, I thought this might be helpful to pu...

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Catholic Hospital Takes Horizon Blue Cross Insurance Company to Court-Tiered Hospitals With Additional Policy Discounts Unfair to Hospitals of Faith–Killer Algorithms At Work.. Catholic Hospital Takes Horizon Blue Cross Insurance Company to Court-Tiered Hospitals With Additional Policy Discounts Unfair to Hospitals of Faith–Killer Algorithms At Work..

Well what’s not to say we’ll see more of this.  Yes indeed it’s getting complicated to get healthcare today.  We have the elite list and the...

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Sunday, November 08, 2015

CVS Laying Off 150 Employees at Headquarters, Meanwhile at the CareMark Florida Ranch A New 500 Personnel Facility to Add Support for Mail Order Drugs In the Works.. CVS Laying Off 150 Employees at Headquarters, Meanwhile at the CareMark Florida Ranch A New 500 Personnel Facility to Add Support for Mail Order Drugs In the Works..

You can’t make this stuff up and of course this is a big push to save money and get more folks on mail order prescriptions.  That sector of ...

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Saturday, November 07, 2015

United Healthcare Owns a Bank-Optum Bank That Will Collect Your HSA Money, Give You a MasterCard to Empty It Out-Which Enables Even More Data Mining and Selling Transactions About You United Healthcare Owns a Bank-Optum Bank That Will Collect Your HSA Money, Give You a MasterCard to Empty It Out-Which Enables Even More Data Mining and Selling Transactions About You

How many people know that Optum has a bank?  They don’t offer any retail services outside of an Health Savings Account to the public but man...

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

If You Are Insured by Cigna, Guess What You Have a New Pharmacy Benefit Manager Named United Healthcare If You Are Insured by Cigna, Guess What You Have a New Pharmacy Benefit Manager Named United Healthcare

First question out of the barrel might be “how can that be”.  It’s really not too difficult to figure out.  A short while back United Health...

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Monday, October 26, 2015

The End of “Consumer Common Sense” in the US-Fueled by Excess Scoring for Profit, Sustained By Media Publications Serving To Further The Inability For Simple Every Day Life Decisions… The End of “Consumer Common Sense” in the US-Fueled by Excess Scoring for Profit, Sustained By Media Publications Serving To Further The Inability For Simple Every Day Life Decisions…

This is topic that maybe does not get enough attention, simply due to the fact that today, consumers  are just blasted with a score for this...

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

CMS Medicare Part D Program With Medication Therapy Management–Here Comes the Flawed Medication Adherence Prediction Scores, Make Sure Jane Doe Gets the “Cheap Meds”.. CMS Medicare Part D Program With Medication Therapy Management–Here Comes the Flawed Medication Adherence Prediction Scores, Make Sure Jane Doe Gets the “Cheap Meds”..

You know they are going to use these flawed medication adherence scores to determine who gets what with medications.  This is horrifically f...

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
 
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