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3 great benefits your AllWays Health Partners patients need to know about

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 18, 2020

One of the reasons our members choose and stay with AllWays Health Partners is the wide array of thoughtful but innovative benefits that we offer. In case your AllWays Health Partners patients are unaware of all of the benefits they can be taking advantage of here are 3 great member benefits that they – and you! – should know about.

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Topics: Health care innovations, AllWays Health Partners, Health & wellness

How Plan for America aims to end the HIV epidemic

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 13, 2020

Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America,” is a federal initiative aimed at reducing new HIV infections in the United States by at least 90% by 2030. This is possible in part because of PrEP, preexposure prophylaxis, also known as preexposure prevention with medications. These medications can reduce the risk of getting HIV from sex by about 99% and the risk of getting HIV from injection drug use by at least 74%.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News, Sexual Health

Provider news: the latest in health care headlines

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 11, 2020

Skim a cross-section of medical news from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and across the U.S.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News

4 questions your patients may have about coronavirus

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 06, 2020

Like EEE this summer, coronavirus is in the news. Your patients may be concerned about the information they're getting — and the information they're not getting. To help you answer patient questions, Medical Director Jim Hellinger, MD, and the AllWays Health Partners blog team present answers to 4 top questions about 2019 novel coronavirus.

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Topics: Health & wellness, News

Four ways we're addressing pharmacy costs

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 05, 2020

UPDATE: Federal law is beginning to move towards a solution to high prescription drug prices. The U.S. Supreme Court will soon take up a case on whether states can regulate certain aspects of prescription drug reimbursement, essentially taking on pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and protecting pharmacies from below-cost reimbursements. In addition, the “Lower Costs, More Cures Act” was introduced in December with the aim to lower out-of-pocket spending, protect access to new medicines, and strengthen transparency, accountability, and competition. This act has considerable bipartisan support, making it likely to pass.

Today's post is from our broker blog, AllWays Insider, which is exploring pharmacy cost trends in a series of posts.  

Because many of the dollar amounts reported on cost increases are so staggering, health plans and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are working together to address increasing drug costs. Here are four measures aimed to control premium and out-of-pocket insurance costs and help manage prescription drug costs.

 

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Three pharmacy terms you might not know

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Topics: Doing business with payers, Health care costs, Insider, Pharmacy matters