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International conference on Dental Research & Dental Treatments
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DENTAL RESEARCH & DENTAL TREATMENTS
February 22-23, 2019
The International conference on Dental Research & Dental Treatments which is going to be held in Dallas, USA during February 22-23, 2019. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Endurance and Excellence in Dental Research and Treatments” which will provide an international platfor...

3rd World Congress on Nutrition, Dietetics & Nutraceuticals
3RD WORLD CONGRESS ON NUTRITION, DIETETICS & NUTRACEUTICALS
February 25-26, 2019
EuroSciCon suggests every single person attend "World Nutrition 2019” in the midst of February 25 - 26, 2019 at Prague, the Czech Republic which merges brief keynote introductions, speaker talks, Exhibitions, Symposia, Workshops. These Nutrition Conferences will gather world-class educato...


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Just days after Walmart announced it would pull out of CVS Caremark’s network, the two sides have resolved their differences and reached a new contract agreement.  CVS Health announced Tuesday that Walmart had opted to exit Caremark’s pharmacy benefit management and Managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks in a dispute over PBM pricing. Walmart took a potshot at CVS’ business practices in a statement, saying it was “standing up” to the company for practices th...
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Walmart and its pharmacy benefit manager network, CVS Caremark, have fallen out over reimbursement rates, leaving commercial and managed Medicaid members out-of-network when filling scripts with the retailer. CVS Health said it has requested that Walmart continue to fill prescriptions as an in-network participating pharmacy through April 30. Medicare Part D beneficiaries remain in the network, as does Walmart's Sam's Club division. The clash is over reimbursement rates, with Walmart requ...
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The Walmart and CVS Health rift just got real. The two companies have been sparring over reimbursement rates. The Wall Street Journal first reported Walmart's plans to leave the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management (PBM) commercial and Managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks as early as February. The impact: Consumers who get CVS drug benefits through their employers or Medicaid will no longer be able to pick up their prescriptions at the retail giant. CVS Health announced it was pushi...
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Following a report that Humana and Walgreens are in discussions to take equity stakes in one another, one analyst says the move would allow the insurer to keep pace with surrounding vertical integration. A formal partnership would also dispel any chance of a Walmart takeover, rumored earlier this year. On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported Humana and Walgreens were in preliminary discussions to broaden an existing partnership and take equity stakes in one another, citing sources familiar ...
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As President Donald Trump held a ceremony to sign a massive package aimed at combating the opioid crisis into law on Wednesday, the administration also announced commitments of support from large companies including Amazon, Cigna, CVS Health, Rite Aid, Walgreens, and Walmart. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Trump said the Support for Patient and Communities Act was meant to build on progress made earlier in the year aimed at curbing opioid misuse and deaths from overdoses. "...
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The Einstein Medical Center wanted to decrease readmissions for liver failure patients by 50 percent. Caregivers had a longtime interest in the potential for remote patient monitoring and turned to telehealth technology to address this mandate. Thus far, since implementing the RPM processes, the hospital has gone more than two months without any readmissions. "The problems we encountered included issues that come up with all patients with a severe chronic illness," said Richard Kalman,...
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Anthem has entered a new partnership with retail giant Walmart to offer members access to over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Beginning in January, Anthem’s Medicare Advantage members will be able to use OTC plan allowances to purchase medications and other supplies such as support braces and pain relievers, the two companies announced on Monday. Previously, MA beneficiaries with OTC allowances could purchase medications through a catalog or by calling a designated number. Some members wer...
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Best Buy announced that it has acquired GreatCall for $800. GreatCall is an old guard digital health company that started out making smartphones for seniors in 2006 but now offers a suite of connected safety products and services for aging in place individuals. The acquisition comes as retail giants are increasingly active in healthcare. Best Buy rival WalMart, for instance, in June filed a patent to protect a method for accessing patient data from EHRs and wearables via blockchain. And word got...
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Walmart’s ongoing investigation of blockchain technologies seems to have intersected with its growing interest in joining the healthcare space, according to a patent application released earlier this week by the US Patent and Trademark Office. According to the document, which was filed in December, the retail giant is seeking to protect a method that allows a patient’s EHR to be obtained from a blockchain database even if they are unable to communicate. Doing so would require verific...
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Walmart is known as one of the largest retailers and employers in the U.S. In fact, it’s the largest private employer in 22 individual states. The chain is known as a retailer at which millions of Americans shop for day-to-day essentials, so talk of its potential merger with Humana had many observers and analysts in the health sector anxious. However, perhaps those observers and analysts should take a moment to rethink. The move could end up being a positive for the healthcare industry as ...
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EVENTS

International conference on Dental Research & Dental Treatments
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DENTAL RESEARCH & DENTAL TREATMENTS
February 22-23, 2019
The International conference on Dental Research & Dental Treatments which is going to be held in Dallas, USA during February 22-23, 2019. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Endurance and Excellence in Dental Research and Treatments” which will provide an international platfor...

Conference on Obesity and Diabetes
CONFERENCE ON OBESITY AND DIABETES
February 25-26, 2019
Colloquium LLC welcomes each one of you to the “Conference on Obesity and Diabetes” to be held during February 25-26, 2019 in Rome, Italy. The conference focuses on the theme “Advanced Concepts in Prevention & Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes" Conference on obesity and di...