Amazon Pharmacy Expands RxPass Subscription Service To Medicare Patients

Amazon Pharmacy is expanding its prescription drug subscription program, called RxPass, to Prime members on Medicare insurance. The RxPass program, launched in January 2023, provides unlimited access to 60 eligible generic medications and will ship the medications to customers’ homes for a flat monthly fee of $5, along with 24/7 access to a pharmacist, according to the ...

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Uninsured Americans Dropped by One-Quarter Over Five Years

The number of Americans without health insurance dropped by about a fourth from 2019 to 2023, US health researchers said, as the government tried to bolster coverage during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. In 2023, 25 million Americans of all ages were uninsured, down from 33.2 million in 2019, according to preliminary survey results released Tuesday by ...

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Leaked Documents Reveal Patient Safety Issues At Amazon’s One Medical

Since Amazon acquired the primary-care service One Medical, elderly patients have been routed to a call center — staffed partly by contractors with limited training — that failed on more than a dozen occasions to seek immediate attention for callers with urgent symptoms, according to internal documents seen by The Washington Post. When one patient ...

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CMS Confirms Medicare Advantage Quality Ratings To Get New Calculations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will rework Medicare Advantage (MA) quality ratings for this year. Private insurers will treat the decision as good news, as some health plans could receive “hundreds of millions in additional payments,” The Wall Street Journal first reported June 13. SCAN Health Plan and Elevance Health recently took CMS to court over a ...

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California Telehealth Execs Charged In ADHD Prescription Scheme Amid Nationwide Med Shortage

As many as 50,000 U.S. patients’ access to treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder could be disrupted after two executives at Done, a California-based telehealth company, were indicted Thursday on healthcare fraud charges, federal officials said. The Justice Department alleges that Chief Executive Ruthia He and company clinical President David Brody schemed to provide easy ...

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Heat Waves Are Extra Dangerous If You’re Taking These Medications

The heat is on. With temperatures expected to soar above the 90s across much of the eastern US this week, millions are preparing to beat the heat. Experts are urging those who take certain medications — including those used to treat high blood pressure, allergies and mental health conditions — to take extra precautions. Temps will begin ...

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