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Weekly News Roundup: March 29

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Welcome to the first edition of Amplicare’s weekly news roundup. Each week, we’ll share five news stories to keep you up-to-date on what’s happening in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. Look for us every Friday afternoon.

Fighting the Opioid Crisis with Naloxone

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The statistics are staggering: Opioids kill more people in the U.S. each year than the total number of soldiers the country lost in the Iraq war. In 2017 alone, the CDC reported over 47,000 opioid-related deaths compared to the 4,541 American soldiers who lost their lives fighting in Iraq between 2003 and 2018, according to Statista.

Amplicare and Ananda Professional Partner to Automate CBD and Wellness Education for Pharmacies

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[Cynthiana, Kentucky], Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – Amplicare, a leading software automation provider for pharmacies, and Ananda Professional, the leading hemp-derived CBD manufacturer exclusively serving pharmacies, are excited to announce a partnership to expand pharmacy access to CBD and wellness education through automation software. The new software will enable pharmacists to identify patients who can benefit from …

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Why Pharmacists Are Instrumental During Flu Season

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A touch of the flu is par for the course during the winter, but seasonal influenza and its causes are not always well-understood by the general public. While varying sets of symptoms are often lumped under this one umbrella term, the flu can interfere with a person’s day-to-day activities for up to two weeks and sometimes develops into a condition more complicated than a short-term illness.

Many individuals tend to ignore the call to receive a flu vaccination each year without truly grasping just how dangerous this illness can be. It is essential that people understand the importance of taking this small step toward safeguarding their health. Given their proximity to the community, pharmacists are uniquely positioned to step into this role.

New Medicare Special Enrollment Periods and What You Can Do

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Beginning in 2019, there will be a new Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Advantage. This period will run from January 1 – March 31. If any of your patients are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, they have a one-time opportunity during this period to…

2019 Medicare Changes

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Open Enrollment is upon us! The Amplicare team analyzed the data out there and identified key changes to help you help your patients this Open Enrollment.

4 Hidden ROIs of Medicare

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Recent advancements in pharmacy software offer many opportunities to increase your Return-on-Investment helping Medicare patients. We’ve looked at the data and found some key strategies to build a competitive advantage.

Quality Metrics for Drug Plans Are Impacting Pharmacies’ Bottom Line—Here’s How to Turn That Around

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Created by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2007, the Star Rating System is designed to incentivize Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to provide higher quality care. The rating also informs patients how well a plan performs, generating more transparency in the healthcare marketplace. High-performing plans enjoy rewards, like bonus payments and greater marketing opportunities. Plans that perform poorly, however, can experience serious penalties

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