CVS Health is expanding its CarePass program, which offers benefits such as no-cost one- or two-day delivery for prescriptions and access to a 24/7 pharmacist hotline, to all qualifying customers throughout the United States, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.
While many managers believe the various generations in today's workforce have very different workplace values, those beliefs are largely mistaken—and they can undermine workplace collaboration, Eden King and colleagues write for Harvard Business Review. Yet there is one crucial difference employers shouldn't overlook, writes Advisory Board's Kate Vonderhaar.
Experts say the common brand-name products used for IV iron infusions are, in many cases, medically interchangeable—yet providers are increasingly administering the most expensive products, leaving patients facing unexpectedly high bills, Shefali Luthra reports for Kaiser Health News.
Cities and counties are proposing to form a negotiating bloc involving all 33,000 U.S. counties, cities, and towns, including those that have not filed lawsuits, to settle opioid cases brought by local governments, while AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson are proposing to pay $10 billion to settle opioid cases brought by state governments.
The dispute between Amazon's PillPack and Surescripts, the largest medical data and e-prescription company in the United States, escalated last week as Surescripts cut off PillPack's data vendor from accessing its patient prescription information, arguing the company gained the information "fraudulently."
As patients increasingly turn to the internet for health care information, Austin Chiang, a gastroenterologist and the first chief medical social media officer for Jefferson Health, describes how doctors can improve their social media presence to connect patients with the right information.
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