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Healthcare Intelligence Network
Healthcare Buyer's Connection
Volume IV, No. 15
July 22, 2005
Table of Contents

1.) Company Profiles

  • Metsch & Metsch
  • ASD Specialty Healthcare
  • Sales Consultants/Management Recruiters of Oakland
  • Melillo Consulting Inc.
2.) Virtual Partnership: Health Coaching Goes High Tech
3.) Two Health Plans To Form Part D Alliance With Rite Aid
4.) Health Plan Strategies for Pharmacy Benefits
5.) Recommended Reading: Guide to Medicare Reform Law: Overview and Highlights for Health Plans, Hospitals and Providers

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1.) Metsch & Metsch, PA

I'm a transactional attorney specializing in representing HHA's, DME's, pharmacies, ALFs, CORFs and Nursing Homes. I also specialize in regulatory matters on the state and federal levels.

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ASD Specialty Healthcare, Dallas TX

ASD Specialty Healthcare Inc. is a leading supplier of nephrology, urology, oncology, plasma and primary care pharmaceutical products and services.

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Sales Consultants/Management Recruiters of Oakland, Oakland CA

Focusing on Sales and Marketing talent in Health Care Information Technology and the Managed Care marketplace. Opportunities are available are for Executives, High Level Technical, Web Technology, E-Commerce and IT outside of the healthcare market.

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Melillo Consulting Inc.

Melillo Consulting Inc is a 14 year young system integration organization based in Somerset NJ servicing the NY, NJ PA market place. Specializing in Privacy and Security solutions, MJM has an extensive list of products and services to meet HIPAA compliancy issues. From BMC (Control SA) to Corechange (Coreport 3g) MJM has the solution to meet your needs.

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2.) Virtual Partnership: Health Coaching Goes High Tech

The unique IT platform supporting Gordian's Health Coaches is designed to give participants a wide array of educational tools, personalized for their needs. On a larger scale, the flexibility of the IT system also offers individual employers the opportunity to customize the total population health management program to meet their needs, from the customized HRA, to integrated benefits management and incentives, to aggregate results reporting.

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3.) Two Health Plans To Form Part D Alliance With Rite Aid

Two managed care organizations intend to form a strategic alliance with Rite Aid Corporation to help Medicare beneficiaries understand and take advantage of the new Medicare prescription drug program that will be effective next January.

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4.) Health Plan Strategies for Pharmacy Benefits

As outpatient prescription drug spending continues its upward spiral, controversy over Medicare and Medicaid prescription drug proposals persists, and the specialty pharmacy industry evolves, payers and PBMs are feeling more pressure than ever to control drug costs.

Payers and PBMs are responding with creative new strategies including some simple ideas that can have immediate impact. Health Plan Strategies for Pharmacy Benefits brings you clear explanations and examples of these strategies.

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