This is part 3 of a 3 part series on how employers can leverage genomics for healthcare cost control and more. If 2018 was the year for the concept of genomics and precision medicine to gain the attention of employers and plan members, then 2019 may be the year that this new approach to health […]
Would you order prescription drugs through Amazon? That is one of the questions Amazon is likely trying to answer as they decide whether or not to create a pharmacy benefit manager (PBM), contract with an existing PBM, or possibly purchase one. Currently, three biggest PBMs in the United States are ExpressScripts, CVS Caremark, and Envision.
Healthcare costs continue to trend upward and high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are increasing in popularity as a means of reducing associated premiums. The thought is that the higher cost-sharing requirements of HDHPs would incentivize participants to become better healthcare consumers.
On August 31, 2017, UNC Health Care announced a plan to merge with Carolinas HealthCare. This merger, if approved, would bring together the nation’s second largest healthcare system with a renowned, academic-based teaching hospital that together would employ more than 85,000 workers. Ultimately, this partnership will create the largest system in North Carolina, and one […]