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Insider News: Practicing self-care while working from home with kids

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on May 21, 2020

Today's post is from our broker blog, AllWays Insider. Last week, we posted about how your patients can tell their children about COVID-19, and this post has information for both you and your patients on our new webinar about working from home with children.

For many parents, working from home with kids in the house is yet another new and stressful experience brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Between balancing work responsibilities, helping kids with school work, and the everyday tasks of running a household, things like ‘free time’ and ‘self-care’ can start to seem like a fantasy. That’s why we’re sharing some coping strategies and survival skills for parents from our recent workshop on cultivating self-care during the pandemic.

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Topics: AllWays Health Partners, Health & wellness, Insider, News, COVID-19

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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Read this week's news from our new broker blog, AllWays Insider

Posted by Kristin Wissler on October 01, 2019

A major challenge in the health insurance industry is adaptation to change: in technology, generational values, and the way we access care. This week, we're sharing data on the increase in physicians willing to use telehealth, plus statistics on how Gen Z and Millennials compare to older generations when it comes to visiting a doctor or the ER.

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Topics: Insider, News

10 quality improvement dos and don'ts

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on September 03, 2019

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement identified several pitfalls and promising practices drawn from the American healthcare sector's experimentation with quality-improvement methods and performance management:

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Topics: Health care costs, Insider, News, Providers, Quality

Celebrating the heroes of National Health Center Week

Posted by Amanda Melgaco on August 06, 2019

This week is National Health Center Week, an annual holiday that recognizes the mission and accomplishments of community health centers across the country. The 2019 theme is Celebrating Health Centers: Home of America’s Health Care Heroes, so we're honoring some of the heroes who support our My Care Family members.

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Topics: Care management, Insider, News