DOJ Charges Hundreds for Medicare Fraud Totaling $712M

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California Healthline, Friday, June 19, 2015 Nearly 250 people, including 46 providers, were charged with falsely billing Medicare a total of nearly $712 million, federal officials announced Thursday, the Wall Street Journal reports. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said it represented the “largest criminal health-care fraud takedown in the history of the Department of Justice”…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Pacific Playground”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Our Mantra today is Pacific Playground. I wanted to share this video with you showing a couple of Gray Whales playing and frolicking off Strands Beach in Dana Point, California. This video depicts the magnificent beings the whales are and…

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Insurers in Calif., Other States Increasingly Considering Mergers

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California Healthline, Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Large insurers in California and across the U.S. are increasingly looking for merger opportunities as they compete for customers through the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges, as well as Medicaid and Medicare, the Los Angeles Times reports. However, experts say such moves might leave consumers and employers with fewer choices…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Ride The Wave”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Our Mantra for today is “Ride The Wave” coming to you aboard the Dana Pride off the coast of Dana Point, California Enjoy  

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Gray Whale Playtime”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Today is World Oceans Day and I have decided to honor the day by sharing my video “Gray Whale Playtime” showing four Gray Whales playing and frolicking off the waters of Dana Point California Enjoy

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Rx Drug Shortages On the Rise; Cancer Drug Prices Prompt Concern

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California Healthline, Monday, June 1, 2015 The number of prescription drugs that are in short supply in the U.S. has increased by nearly 75%, to about 265, over the past five years, according to the University of Utah’s Drug Information Service, the Wall Street Journal reports. The list of drugs in short supply includes a…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Enjoy The Peace Of The Ocean”

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Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Today we come to you from Crystal Cove State Park in Newport Beach California and our mantra is “Enjoy The Peace Of The Ocean”- Enjoy  

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Covered California Approves Specialty Rx Price Caps for 2016

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California Healthline, Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Last week, Covered California’s board of directors unanimously voted to impose a cap on out-of-pocket costs for specialty prescription drugs for consumers who purchase 2016 health plans through the exchange, KQED/NPR’s “Shots” reports (Dembosky, “Shots,” KQED/NPR, 5/22). Background According to a recent report from the California HealthCare Foundation, Covered…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Reflections On Memorial Day”

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Welcome to Mich’s Monday Mantra, coming to you from Your Online HIV Pharmacist at HIV Thrive. Today is Memorial Day in the United States and as we all enjoy the weekend, having fun with family and friends and kickoff the summer, let us not forget to remember and reflect on those who served our country…

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Mich’s Monday Mantra “Ride Those Big Waves”

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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 today from Heisler Park in Laguna Beach, California. Our Mantra today is “Ride Those Big Waves” As we go through our day and our life when we approach a storm or big waves that…

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