Tag Archives: Program

Lyft claims NEMT program helps Medicaid beneficiary health access

Dive Brief: Rideshare giant Lyft released data it says shows its non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) program improves health access for Medicaid beneficiaries by shifting the reliance on emergency services to upstream preventive primary care. In one example, year-long use of Lyft led to a 40% decrease in emergency room utilization and a 12% drop in ambulance use… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s pilots new program to support provider mental health

The initiative will use a mental health monitoring tool, developed by Johns Hopkins tech startup Rose, to track stress levels among staff and identify triggers. Emergency healthcare professionals at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital will soon have access to a new mental health platform that can monitor their levels of well-being and detect changes in… Read More »

Many medical marijuana program websites are silent about possible risks

Click through North Dakota’s Division of Medical Marijuana website, past the addresses of every cannabis dispensary in the state, into the presentations and annual reports, and you’ll eventually come to a 32-slide presentation about the state’s medical marijuana program. You’ll see the 26 diseases that can be treated with marijuana, a colorful flowchart showing the types of available… Read More »

Pharmacists Society president discusses pilot program for independent pharmacy testing – Brooklyn Reporter

Last month, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 testing pilot program for 5,000 independent pharmacies statewide that will result in 7,000 diagnostic tests per week and that the federal government will procure testing kits and PPE on behalf of New York State, which will in turn provide the materials to independent pharmacies. Steve Moore, president… Read More »

Not a kickback: Novartis’ Kymriah travel assistance program gets a green light from HHS

Normally, a pharma company paying a patient to take its drug looks suspicious—like a kickback—and it’s considered so under federal law. But HHS has just made a special ruling for a novel therapy. The federal health agency now allows Novartis to pay for travel, lodging, meals and other out-of-pocket expenses for Medicare and Medicaid patients taking… Read More »

McLean program blends spirituality with counseling

McLean Hospital psychologists are enlisting practices traditionally ignored as irrelevant to mental health care — religion and spirituality — as new allies in a program that blends them with counseling in patient therapy. David H. Rosmarin, director of McLean’s Spirituality and Mental Health Program and an assistant professor of psychology in Harvard Medical School’s Department… Read More »