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PCMA Welcomes New Staff Members

(Washington, D.C.) — The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) today is announcing new staff additions to the Federal Affairs, State Affairs, Strategic...

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HHS proposes to ease patient privacy rules to improve addiction treatment

HHS has announced proposed changes to federal regulations governing the confidentiality of patient records in substance use disorder treatment programs, with the goal of improving care coordination and reducing provider burden while maintaining patient privacy protections. Under the proposed rule, patient records of substance abuse disorder and treatment would no longer need to comply with privacy laws that pre-date HIPAA, allowing them to share information about a patient's addiction history. The Hill (8/22)

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Analysis: 64% of ACA exchange health plans got at least a 4-star rating

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Prescription size linked to risk for long-term opioid use

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Treatment for opioid addiction improves in states expanding Medicaid

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