Healthcare IT Interoperability, EHR interoperability, Hospital Interoperability


Proposed Rule Seeks Lower Medicare Advantage, Part D Drug Prices

November 27, 2018 - CMS has opened comments on a proposed rule with the purpose of lowering the cost of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket expenses under Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D. The proposed rule aligns with the Trump Administration’s imperative to curb the high costs of prescriptions which continue to rise. On Monday, the federal agency announced the proposed rule set to...

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CVS Caremark Provides Real-Time Benefits Data to Pharmacies

by Thomas Beaton

CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) of CVS Health, will provide pharmacies and prescribers with real-time benefits data on patients as a way to reduce payer and patient drug costs, the organization announced in a press...

HFPP Provides New Resource for Payers to Combat Opioid Abuse

by Thomas Beaton

A new 64-page report from the Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership (HFPP), a public-private partnership which includes CMS, gives payers resources that treat, educate, and develop improvements for combating opioid harm to patients. CMS...


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