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Ohio Medicaid to try out transparent PBM pricing model

Ohio Medicaid to try out transparent PBM pricing model

August 15, 2018

Ohio's Medicaid department is directing its managed-care organizations to quit their contracts with pharmacy benefit managers because of opaque pricing practices and strike up new arrangements with transparent vendors.

Best Buy to acquire GreatCall for $800 million

August 15, 2018

Best Buy is the latest consumer company to step further into healthcare. The consumer tech retailer will buy GreatCall, maker of mobile devices aimed at the aging population.

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 15, 2018

Epic announces an "un-users group meeting," Apple wants to build health sensors and Twitter suspends Alex Jones.

Icahn abandons Cigna-Express Scripts merger challenge

Icahn abandons Cigna-Express Scripts merger challenge

August 14, 2018

Activist investor Carl Icahn will no longer urge stockholders to vote down the proposed merger between Cigna Corp. and Express Scripts after two independent advisory firms recommended voters approve the deal.

News from other sources

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 13, 2018

Doctors gaslight women, IBM continues to struggle with Watson and Facebook prohibits 3D-printed gun blueprints.

Commentary: EHR designers must look to other industries for inspiration

Commentary: EHR designers must look to other industries for inspiration

By Dr. Andrew Boyd  |  August 13, 2018

Most of us are practiced at the art of distinguishing a well-designed website: easy to understand, responsive and nimble. But while the use of EHRs is at an all-time high within hospitals, these systems can't claim any of those positive attributes.


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