Part 2: Magellan Open Vision Exchange (MOVE) 2016 Recap

Uncertainty is the name of the game for many industries today, including healthcare. With rapidly emerging technologies, regulations and changing consumer demands, companies must manage differently in order to keep up. Jeff Dyer, innovation visionary and co-author of the highly acclaimed, The Innovator’s DNA and its follow-on publication, The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills…

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Part 1: Magellan Open Vision Exchange (MOVE) 2016 Recap

The room at the inaugural Magellan Open Vision Exchange (MOVE) this past March was a sight to see. Filled with a buzz of energy and openness to think differently, Magellan executives, clients and partners gathered in shared pursuit of a better, more efficient healthcare experience of tomorrow. Collectively, the leaders in the room had impact over…

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See the impact of opioid addiction in this new infographic

Opioid addiction has grown over the past fifteen years from a personal issue to a national emergency. A new infographic from Magellan Healthcare reveals the devastation that this epidemic is causing. In 2014, there were 18,893 overdose deaths related to prescription pain relievers There was a 3,203% rise insurance claims for opioid dependence diagnosis from 2007-2014…

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A Value-Based PBM: Implications for Various Stakeholders

**The following blog post was co-authored by Dr. Maria Lopes, chief medical officer of Magellan Rx Management, and Dr. Karen Amstutz, chief medical officer of Magellan Health. Value is more than a buzz word among health care stakeholders, but stakeholders – payers, providers, patients and pharmaceutical manufacturers — define value differently, based on their needs,…

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Person-first language: It’s time to bring healthcare into the 21st century

Written by Thomas Lane, NCPS, CRPS What’s in a word? Much more than many of us realize. In the context of behavioral health, substance use and even physical health challenges, using terms and phrases that group people by diagnosis, disability, disease and other characteristics perpetuates stigma, discrimination and exclusion. Yet this type of language has…

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October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Magellan Health marked October as Substance Abuse Prevention Month, with its chief medical officer, Dr. Karen Amstutz, releasing the following statement: “Substance abuse does not discriminate. It pays no mind to gender, race, age or income level. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs costs the United…

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Painkillers, Heroin and Addiction: The Opiate Crisis Laid Bare

Painkillers, Heroin and Addiction: The Opiate Crisis Laid Bare From East to West, North to South, the Opiate addiction continues, almost unchecked, to claim lives, destroy families and ruin communities. Opiate Addiction: The Overdose Emergency Fueled by both prescription painkillers and illegal substances, opiate addiction kills thousands every year. In 2014, for example: There were…

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Autism’s Impact

1 in 68*. It’s not the number – it’s the impact. Increasing prevalence and high treatment costs make providing quality care and supportive services for children with autism and their families more important than ever.  Many families struggle to obtain access to appropriate autism services.  Providing care for a child with autism can be challenging…

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