蓝盾of California is cutting many of its ties with CVS Caremark (though not all) and adding four additional partners for its prescription drug benefits. These partners include Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company and Amazon Pharmacy. The changes are needed to disrupt the current broken system, said Salina Wong, senior director of clinical pharmacy programs at Blue Shield of California.
Fee-for-services payment models in the primary care ecosystem are doing a poor job of keeping Americans healthy and reducing the nation’s massive amount of healthcare spending, two CEOs of primary care companies said during a recent webinar. They argued that stakeholders in the primary care space need to come together to support more value-based care arrangements to reduce costs, advance population health and improve the patient experience.
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Visana Health’s seed funding was led by Flare Capital Partners and Frist Cressey Ventures and included participation from InHealth Ventures, Oxeon Partners, Pixel Perfect Ventures and Venture Investors. In total, the company has raised more than $13 million.
As retail disruptors like CVS, Walgreens and Amazon buy more and more primary care assets, the healthcare industry is seeing an increased demand for physicians and advanced practitioners. In the case of nurse practitioners, this rise in demand is also boosting their salaries. Physicians’ starting salaries have remained relatively flat, but their average signing bonus grew.
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A recent survey on nurses’ mental health offers some reasons for cautious optimism. The survey showed that nurses’ mental health has continued to improve since its bleakest days during the peak of the pandemic. However, most nurses said they remain unhappy with their employer’s efforts to prioritize their mental wellbeing.