The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is once again sounding the alarm bell on bird flu, and is asking health officials in all 50 states to continue monitoring the prevalence of H5N1 infections even during the warmer months. While respiratory viruses tend to spread more easily during colder months, bird flu infections among poultry […]

Medicaid value-based primary care company Cityblock is teaming with Florida-based Sunshine Health, a Centene subsidiary, to provide primary care and care coordination services to high-need, hard-to-reach Medicaid members in 11 Central Florida counties. The partnership, which began this month, includes wrap-around services offered to members 24/7 and across modalities, allowing members the option to see […]

A new pharmacy model from Optum Rx called Clear Trend Guarantee is seeking to increase transparency around drug costs for members. The pharmacy services arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, Optum Rx is promising that its price-centered offering will offer drug benefit plan sponsors greater predictability of pharmacy spend to help manage the total lowest net cost.

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