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5 slides: Bending the Rx cost curve

| Nov 4, 2021 | Maryland, Virginia

Q&A w/ Virginia state vaccine liaison Dr. Danny Avula

| Oct 26, 2021 | Virginia

Dr. Danny TK Avula is the Virginia state vaccine liaison for the Virginia Department of Health and the director of the Richmond city and Henrico County Health Departments. In this Q&A, Dr. Avula shares an outlook on how the winter season will impact COVID rates in the state, protecting kids...[ Read More ]

Registration for “5 Slides: Bending the Rx cost curve” is now open!

| Oct 22, 2021 | Maryland, Virginia

The question of increasing affordable access to care has risen to the forefront of health policy conversations in the wake of COVID-19 — a shift from previously cost-focused models. In the world of pharmacy, health leaders are engaging in conversations about navigating cost pressures as Virginia begins to, hopefully, return...[ Read More ]

Discussions on the general elections’ impact on health care

| Oct 21, 2021 | Virginia

Less than two weeks remain before the Nov. 2 elections which will determine a new governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and House of Delegates — and some of Virginia’s health care leaders say the results could impact the health initiatives prioritized in the coming years.  Others say, however, that regardless...[ Read More ]

VDH corrects undercount of COVID-19 hospitalizations in children

| Oct 20, 2021 | Virginia

An undercount of COVID-19 hospitalizations in children on the Virginia Department of Health’s (VDH) COVID-19 dashboard has been corrected. VDH officials attributed the miscount to a code error.      On Monday, the dashboard showed 380 total hospitalizations for children under 18 during the pandemic.  These hospitalization numbers were part...[ Read More ]

Promoting high quality health care: updates from DMAS’ Office of Value-Based Purchasing

| Oct 19, 2021 | Virginia

As the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) continues to adjust to an influx of new beneficiaries throughout the pandemic, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program leadership is driving conversations on value-based purchasing models of care to improve health outcomes and affordability.      DMAS’ Office of Value-Based Purchasing (OVBP) oversees financial...[ Read More ]

Virginia Department of Health announces updates to vaccine dashboards

| Oct 15, 2021 | Virginia

Today, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced that data about boosters and third doses have been added to its vaccine dashboards. This enhancement to the dashboards is another step in VDH’s continued efforts to provide timely and accurate information in a transparent way to the public about our COVID-19...[ Read More ]

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