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Mobile Technology: A New Tool for Curbing Employer Healthcare Costs   

Robert Oscar - in Economics

As healthcare reform shifts into high gear, a growing number of employers recognize the value of convenient, streamlined health information and access. Specifically, they are investing in mobile health (mHealth) -- the use of mobile technology devices and…

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract Language that affects Plan Sponsors Costs.

Pharmacy Benefit Manager Contract Language that affects Plan Sponsors Costs.

Daniel Opinante - in Focused

The pharmacy benefit management (PBM) industry is on the verge of significant transition. The PBM market place is being consolidated as two of the largest…

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Managing the Increasing Cost of Specialty Drugs

Debbie Echlin - in Economics

The specialty pharmaceutical market has grown substantially over the last decade. With the increasing number of patients using specialty drugs and the…

Would You Pay Your Credit Card Bill Before Reviewing It?

Would You Pay Your Credit Card Bill Before Reviewing It?

Dr. Kristin Bagley - in Economics

Imagine receiving your credit card bill every month, and the only information you’re provided is an amount due and a “pay by” date of 48 hours from now.

A glass jar labeled "medicine" full of a variety of pills of gifferent shapes, colors and sizes.

8 Tips To Reduce Narcotics Abuse in Workers’ Compensation

Tron Empatage - in Economics

On-the-job injuries often involve chronic pain for injured workers and long-term liability for workers’ compensation self-insured payors.

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Pharmaceutical Importation: Logical, Legal & Safe

JJ Summerall - in Focused

Pharmaceutical costs, especially those for brand name, maintenance drugs, have been a primary driver of health costs and, in turn, health insurance costs, for well over a decade.