Navigation Links
High Unemployment Rates in North Carolina Will Continue to Dictate the Decrease of Commercial Health Plan Enrollment and the Increase of Medicaid Enrollment
Date:10/28/2010

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthLeaders-InterStudy, a leading provider of managed care market intelligence, reports that high unemployment rates in North Carolina will continue to dictate decreasing commercial health plan enrollment rates and rising Medicaid enrollment rates. However, according to the Carolinas Health Plan Analysis, there is less state funding available to deal with increasing Medicaid enrollment.

The report finds that in order to compensate for this, the state is putting cost-saving measures in place. North Carolina has moved to decrease its drug spending by utilizing a preferred drug list, which will confine drug choices to clinically effective generics and lower-cost alternatives whenever possible. Branded drugs will only be available to recipients on a prior-approval basis. In addition, state legislators have agreed to allow the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to enter a multistate purchasing pool to leverage drug rebates and discounts from pharmaceutical companies.

"Compared to other states, North Carolina is late to the table with a preferred drug list," states Jan Shuxteau, market analyst with HealthLeaders-InterStudy. "Pharmaceutical companies will face barriers in the state with prior authorizations and an emphasis on generics. In addition, expect the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate directly with pharma companies and contract with a pharmacy benefit manager for negotiated discounts and rebates."

Other topics highlighted in the recent Carolinas Health Plan Analysis include:

  • How South Carolina is responding to its increasing Medicaid enrollment.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, the largest plan in the state, and its plan to cut administrative costs by 20 percent.
  • The move by Humana to add the Carolinas HealthCare System to its provider network.

  • Why Pharmaceutical Company Managed Markets Teams
    '/>"/>

    SOURCE HealthLeaders-InterStudy
    Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
    All rights reserved

    Page: 1 2

    Related medicine technology :

    1. Unemployment, Health Care Spending Affect Mortality
    2. Cytokine Demonstrates Oral Efficacy of Small-Molecule MIF Inhibitors
    3. Lpath Demonstrates Strong Safety Profile of Lead Drug Candidate, Sphingomab(TM), in Non-Human Primates
    4. Advanced Life Sciences Collaborates with U.S. Government to Study Cethromycin as Treatment for Anthrax and Other High-Priority Biodefense Agents
    5. GlaxoSmithKline Accelerates Review of Exelixis XL880
    6. ImmuneRegen BioSciences, Inc. Demonstrates Radilex(TM) Increases Disease-Fighting White Blood Cells
    7. New Study Presented at WorldSleep 2007 Demonstrates Ramelteon Has Sustained Efficacy Over Six Months in Adults With Chronic Insomnia
    8. Cypher(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent Demonstrates Sustained Clinical Benefits Compared to Bare Metal Stents in Five-Year Randomized Clinical Trial With No Differences in Long-Term Safety
    9. Lpath Demonstrates Preclinical Efficacy of Lpathomab(TM) and Initiates Humanization Process
    10. R7128 Demonstrates Safety and Potent Antiviral Activity in HCV-Infected Patients
    11. Ortho Biotech Reiterates Confidence in PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) Safety and Efficacy When Used According to Label
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:9/30/2014)... -- The Chinese wound care market is in the ... incidence of lifestyle diseases, coupled with the increase in ... quality of wound care products provide the impetus for ... health insurance schemes and increased reimbursement rate for wound ... findings of primary and secondary researches, this research service ...
    (Date:9/30/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... today, which integrates with HealthKit in iOS 8 and ... with their doctors. The app harnesses native iOS technologies ... patients to maintain a robust connection with their doctors ... wearable health devices and the data they collect is ...
    (Date:9/30/2014)... YORK , Sept. 30, 2014 The ... stage. Both established medical-device providers as well as new ... European region, while simultaneously looking at ways to reduce ... sector. Using distributors is one of the effective means ... medical devices distribution market in Eastern European and provides ...
    Breaking Medicine Technology:China Wound Care Market 2China Wound Care Market 3HealthLoop Integrates with Apple's HealthKit Enabling Patients to Share Health Data with Their Doctors Right from their iPhone 2Medical Technologies Distributor Profiles in Eastern Europe 2Medical Technologies Distributor Profiles in Eastern Europe 3
    ... Healthcare Products Corporation ("Futuremed") (TSX: FMD) and Cardinal Health ... Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH ), announced ... letter, this morning regarding Cardinal Health Canada,s proposed acquisition ... of Futuremed for CAD $8.15 per Common Share in ...
    ... (Pinksheets: KLYG), is pleased to announce the 3rd and 4th ... medical device business. While Kelyniam only received the ... 2011, the company was thrilled to be able to receive ... our commercial launch in September.  Revenues for the 3rd quarter ...
    Cached Medicine Technology:Cardinal Health Canada Inc. Receives Competition Bureau Clearance for Acquisition of Futuremed 2Cardinal Health Canada Inc. Receives Competition Bureau Clearance for Acquisition of Futuremed 3Cardinal Health Canada Inc. Receives Competition Bureau Clearance for Acquisition of Futuremed 4Kelyniam Global Inc. Reports 2011 3rd & 4th Quarter Financial Results 2Kelyniam Global Inc. Reports 2011 3rd & 4th Quarter Financial Results 3
    (Date:9/30/2014)... conceived either less than one year or more than five ... increased risk for autism, a new study suggests. However, ... that the research can,t prove that birth spacing has any ... that parents understand that the odds for autism are still ... apart," said outside expert Dr. Andrew Adesman. He is chief ...
    (Date:9/30/2014)... Alan Mozes ... (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who are overweight ... higher risk for developing a second weight-related cancer, new ... the risk of colon cancer recurrence, only the potential ... "We found that colorectal cancer survivors who reported being ...
    (Date:9/30/2014)... Keystone Symposia will convene the first conference of ... Global Health Series on "The Modes of Action ... immediately following the conclusion of the Grand Challenges Meeting ... of the Keystone Symposia Global Health Series, supported by ... funded travel awards for 36 investigators from developing countries ...
    (Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Integrated ... wellness, is opening another new medical specialty practice through ... IMA Cardiology will be located within the company’s ... Abbud and Dr. Isaac Tawfik of American Heart Center, ... The new practice will offer Integrated Medicine Alliance patients ...
    (Date:9/30/2014)... been awarded a three-year $1.7 million grant from ... new imaging technologies and data analysis techniques that ... of neurons in the brain interact to process ... the precise interactions between millions of nerve cells ... alterations in these interactions that may be responsible ...
    Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study 2Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 2Health News:Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for Colon Cancer Survivors 3Health News:Keystone Symposia launches 2014-2015 meeting series with Global Health Vaccines Conference 2Health News:Integrated Medicine Alliance Announces New Cardiology Practice 2Health News:UMD receives inaugural BRAIN Initiative Award 2
    ... therapy, is a new treatment that provides proven pain relief and healing ... by The Laser Pain Management Center in Western Massachusetts. , ... Holyoke, ... affect on every aspect of daily life. Low level laser therapy (LLLT), ...
    ... Report identifies opportunities for improvement amidst high satisfaction levels , ... Wausau, ... its highest level since 2005, while workforce satisfaction is at its highest ... 2008 National Survey of Consumer and Workforce Satisfaction in Nursing Homes ...
    ... Food Safety, SET FOR July 14-16 BATTLE CREEK, ... Institute (IFPTI) announced today that it will deliver its ... Safety" -- on July 14-16, 2009 at the McCamly ... a non-profit organization established to deliver career-spanning certified food ...
    ... FOREVER DETROIT, May 26 Metro Detroiters have shown time ... their generosity and support for others is heartfelt and unwavering. ... world paint a somewhat bleak picture of Detroit and its ... rise above these challenges than right here in the Motor ...
    ... N.C., May 26 Cogdell Spencer Inc. (NYSE: ... offering of 18,000,000 shares of common stock. Cogdell Spencer ... up to an additional 2,700,000 shares of common stock. ... managers. , The Company intends to use the net proceeds ...
    ... Class Action Suit and Ad Campaign with Affected Californians, ... Seniors, people with disabilities and the ... live at home launched a statewide effort today to ... cuts with a 48-hour vigil at the State Capitol, ...
    Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Non-Surgical Laser Treatment Helps Patients Live Pain Free 2Health News:New Non-Surgical Laser Treatment Helps Patients Live Pain Free 3Health News:Nursing Home Consumer, Workforce Satisfaction Reaches New Highs 2Health News:International Food Protection Training Institute to Deliver Inaugural Training Course to Food Safety Regulators 2Health News:International Food Protection Training Institute to Deliver Inaugural Training Course to Food Safety Regulators 3Health News:Metro Detroiters Step Up for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure(R), May 30 2Health News:Metro Detroiters Step Up for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure(R), May 30 3Health News:Metro Detroiters Step Up for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure(R), May 30 4Health News:Metro Detroiters Step Up for the Susan G. Komen Detroit Race for the Cure(R), May 30 5Health News:Cogdell Spencer Announces Commencement of Common Stock Offering 2Health News:Cogdell Spencer Announces Commencement of Common Stock Offering 3Health News:Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions 2Health News:Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions 3
    ... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
    ... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
    ... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
    ... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
    Medicine Products: