Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Alameda County to Include Ramsell's PBM for Behavioral Health Program

Ramsell, a leading provider of innovative solutions for organizations that serve the underserved, today announced a new partnership with Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to provide pharmacy benefits management... Read more >>

Monday, October 7, 2013

ADAP’s Continued Role Post-Affordable Care Act

With the enactment of the Affordable Care Act and recent launch of the state insurance exchanges, such as Covered California, there have been a number of questions regarding healthcare reform’s impact on federally-mandated healthcare programs, including the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Established in 1990 by the Ryan White Care Act, state ADAPs currently provide low-income people with access to life-saving HIV/AIDS treatment. Having managed ADAP programs around the country for more than 20 years, we have witnessed a lot of change and understand the importance of maintaining continuity of care as these programs evolve under healthcare reform. HIV patients that fall out of care can see a rapid advancement of the disease.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Community Health Fair and Forum

Providing Care and Information on the Affordable Care Act

This year the Community Health Fair and Forum: Providing Care and Information on the Affordable Care Act will be held Saturday, September 28, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Laney College, 900 Fallon Street, in Oakland. In conjunction with Assemblymember Bonta's office, we hope to provide over 300 families, students, adults, and seniors with access to over 60 health services and resources, including dental, vision, and blood pressure and cholesterol screenings and nutrition, mental health, and children's health information.

If you are interested in volunteering, please register by clicking the form below:

>> Volunteer form

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2012 event in at Eastmont Town Center, Oakland
2012 event in at Eastmont Town Center, Oakland.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

340B Coalition Annual Conference

The 340B conference held July 7-9, 2013 brought over a thousand attendees in what was considered, another successful and informative event.  The HRSA recertification deadline and the Orphan Drug exclusion were the hot topics from the event.

The popularity of the 340B program further prompted discussions around audit and compliance and scrutiny from Congress and HRSA  for program accountability. HRSA continues its plans to audit Covered Entities, with at least 30 audits completed so far this year, with many more expected before the end of the year.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Benefits of 340B Drug Program

The 340B program's merit has consistently been scrutinized.  Recent news suggests the 340B program is indeed beneficial to the healthcare society.  Twenty-nine members of the senate are advocates of the program.  Members of the house champion the 340B program and have concluded that the results indicate reduced pharmaceutical costs, to serve low-income patients and other vulnerable patients.