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Senators are continuing to push for new regulations around the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) industry.

Senators are continuing to push for new regulations around the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) industry. With the reintroduction of the Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act, which aims to increase drug pricing transparency and suppress PBM practices, such as spread pricing and payment claw backs, it would ultimately require the FTC to study consolidation in the PBM industry. Dr. Darwin Hale, CEO of Advocate Health Advisors shares his thoughts, stating “PBM regulations are going to be a top priority for lawmakers and for federal agencies in general. Both parties obviously have strong opinions and objectives, but they agree on drug pricing and oversite. There's renewed focus on PBMs because they are an intermediary and because price transparency isn't quite where Congress would like it.” Read the full article for Dr. Hale’s insights. #PBM #medicareadvantage #prescriptions #healthcare

Dr. Darwin Hale, Advocate Health Advisors CEO & Founder Joins Forbes Business Council

Advocate Health Advisors is proud to announce Dr. Darwin Hale, CEO and Founder has joined the Forbes Business Council!

Biden-Harris Administration Will Cover Free Over-the-Counter COVID-19 Tests Through Medicare

Free over-the-counter Covid-19 tests are now available to all Medicare beneficiaries.

Turning 65: Follow Kate's Journey to Choosing the Right Medicare Plan (Part 1)

In the latest webisode of Kate’s Journey to 65 Advocate Health Advisors’ Southwest Florida Regional Manager Timothy Jeans leads a discussion with Chief Compliance Officer Alissa Morris and Kate on challenging decisions as Kate approaches 65. Hear how Advocate Health Advisors is guiding Kate through the #Medicare enrollment process.

Medicare vs. Medicaid

Medicare and Medicaid are two separate public health care programs that are offered in the United States. Medicare is reserved for people who are above age 65, as well as people below that age who have been diagnosed with a qualifying disability. Medicaid, on the other hand, is designed for individuals with low income and few assets. Some people even qualify for both programs at the same time.