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Medicaid Prescription Drug Cost Managed Care Syrtis Solutions

27 Jan MEDICAID MANAGED CARE Rx BENEFITS HELP STATES

Medicaid prescription drug spending has been on the rise and some states have opted to carve out prescription drug benefits and transition to a Fee-For-Service (FFS) model. In theory, this delivery system helps states assert their purchasing power to reduce costs and improve oversight. However,...

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Michigan Rx Carve Out Syrtis Solutions Medicaid

25 Nov MICHIGAN MEDICAID PBM RX CARVE OUT

To reduce costs in its Medicaid Health Plan (MHP), Michigan is carving out pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and transitioning to a fee for service (FFS) model for the delivery of prescription drugs. In October, Michigan’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced that outpatient...

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Rx Carve Out Syrtis Solutions Medicaid California

11 Sep CONCERNS OVER CA’s Rx CARVE OUT

California’s Governor, Gavin Newsom, signed an executive order at the beginning of the year to move all pharmacy services for Medi-Cal from managed care to a FFS model. The consolidated purchasing power would leverage the state’s population size to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical...

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Syrtis Solutions

17 Apr THE IMPACT OF MEDI-CAL’S PHARMACY CARVE OUT

At the beginning of the year, California’s governor signed an executive order directing DHCS to adopt a fee-for-service model for Medi-Cal. Under the order, California would consolidate its purchasing power and leverage the state’s population size to achieve lower drug costs by purchasing in...

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07 Oct Iowa Moving to Total Medicaid Managed Care

In September, The Globe Gazette reported that Iowa representatives have turned in waiver requests with the federal government as a part of Gov. Terry Branstad's strategy to switch Medicaid to a privately run managed care system effective Jan. 1 - a shift they anticipate will deliver...

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