Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Health Care: Front Street lease | Opioid scripts drop

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From: Worcester Business Journal
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Subject: Health Care: Front Street lease | Opioid scripts drop

This week's news and issues for the region's health care industry

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Health restaurant is one of three new Front Street tenants

A health-conscious chain restaurant is one of three new, ground-level tenants at 145 Front St. at City Square in downtown Worcester.

Baker: Opioid prescription monitoring tools helps drive down scripts by 28%

The state's revamped prescription monitoring system contributed to a roughly 28-percent decline in opioid prescriptions in about two years, Gov. Charlie Baker's office said.

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Businesses save on insurance by keeping employees healthy

Wellness benefits in the workplace are going beyond lunchtime yoga classes and healthy snacks in the breakroom.

State senators tout health reform bill as a means for major savings

Senators rolled out a bill Tuesday that includes new oversight for pharmaceutical companies and the creation of a MassHealth "buy-in" program for employers.

UMass EMTs plan rally next Tuesday

UMass Memorial Health Care emergency medical technicians are organizing a rally at UMass Memorial Medical Center on Oct. 24 to voice their concerns.

UMass Medical lands share of $8M HIV grant

A California biopharmaceutical company said Monday it is distributing $7.5 million to support five HIV cure research initiatives, including at UMass Medical School.

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Pulse Check: Employees on health insurance

A survey identified the insurance features employees understood the least*

Out-of-pocket maximums 38%
Percent of coninsurance 37%
Prescription drug coverage 30%
Doctors in plan 28%
Annual deductible 27*
*Percentage who said they didn't know these plan elements
Source: 2017 Aflac Workforces Report
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People on the Move

Ursula Furi-Perry is the new assistant dean of Becker College's School of Nursing and Behavioral Sciences. Furi-Perry is an attorney, author, and professor of legal studies and criminal justice. She has taught courses at Becker, Bridgewater State University and Northern Essex Community College.

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