Covered California Proposes Specialty Rx Price Caps for 2016

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California Healthline, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Last week, Covered California officials proposed a cap on specialty prescription drug costs for consumers who purchase 2016 health plans, Capital Public Radio’s “KXJZ News” reports. The exchange’s board of directors is expected to vote on the proposal Thursday (Bartolone, “KXJZ News,” Capital Public Radio, 4/13). Background In March,…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Go With The Flow”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you Live from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. We are coming to you from Cathedral Rock in Sedona Arizona. Our Mantra for today is “Go With The Flow” Enjoy!

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Take The Time And Play”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you live from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Our Mantra for today is coming to you from Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii. Our mantra is “Take The Time And Play” Enjoy

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HIV Medication Decision in Florida May Have Implications in California

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by David Gorn, California Healthline, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 A health insurer in Florida last week agreed to lower the price of some HIV medications, moving them from a specialty tier to a generic medication tier. The change will reduce copayments from roughly $1,000 a month for some medications to anywhere from $5 to $100,…

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SCOTUS Decision Could Limit Lawsuits Over Medi-Cal Rates

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California Healthline, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on Tuesday that private health care providers cannot file lawsuits against state Medicaid agencies over low reimbursement rates could limit future Medi-Cal lawsuits, the Los Angeles Times‘ “PolitiCal” reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program (Megerian, “PolitiCal,” Los Angeles Times, 3/31). Background on SCOTUS Ruling…

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Complexity of DEA Rules Hindering E-Rxing of Controlled Substances

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by Bonnie Darves, iHealthBeat Contributing Reporter, iHealthBeat, Monday, March 23, 2015 The big push toward electronic prescribing of controlled substances hit a bump in the road this month when New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) rolled back the deadline for mandatory e-prescribing in the state by one year, to March 2016. The state e-prescription mandate,…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra ” Enjoy The Pacific Sunset”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra coming to you live from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. We are coming to you from Strands Beach in Dana Point California. Our Mantra today is simple …”Enjoy The Pacific Sunset” Watch this slow motion video of the sun setting over Catalina Island and just relax and breathe and enjoy…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Birds Of A Feather Flock Together”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra coming to you from your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive , is coming to from Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California Our Mantra today is “Birds of A Feather Flock Together” Enjoy  

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Officials Revoke Blue Shield of California’s Tax-Exempt Status

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California Healthline, Wednesday, March 18, 2015 The California Franchise Tax Board has stripped the not-for-profit Blue Shield of California of its tax-exempt status, the Los Angeles Times reports. Background According to the Times, the tax-exempt status revocation comes as Blue Shield has faced criticism over its: Executive pay; Rate hikes; and $4.2 billion surplus. According…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Only From The Heart can You Touch The Sky”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you live from  Crystal Cove State Park In Newport Beach, California. Our Mantra today is a quote from Rumi.  “Only From The Heart Can You Touch The Sky” Enjoy #MindsetMatters

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