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National Nutrition Month 2019 / OSP News
March is National Nutrition Month (NNM). This annual nutrition education and information campaign is presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Updated Guidelines on Cholesterol Management / OSP News
New 2018 guidelines from ACC/AHA re-establish LDL goals, incorporate new evidence on non-statin therapies, and address concerns about ASCVD risk overestimation for primary prevention.
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/MAPPO Health e-Blue Data Entry Alert Extended / Health Plan News
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO/MAPPO Health e-Blue Data Entry Alert
Gabapentin is a Schedule V Controlled Substance in Michigan / Health Plan News
Effective January 4, 2019, the Board of Pharmacy Controlled Substances Rules were revised to include gabapentin under Schedule V.
BCN/BCBSM Online Prior Authorization Tool for Medical Specialty Drugs / Health Plan News
NovoLogix is online tool providers can use to obtain drug authorization under the medical benefit for BCN/BCBSM members.
Rebranding Weight Watchers / OSP News
In October 2018, Weight Watchers changed their name to WW, Wellness that Works. WW was created in the 60’s to help clients lose weight, but in recent years has been moving toward overall wellness and focusing more on mindfulness practices to improve health.
Benefit of Very Low LDL-C / OSP News
According to a meta-analysis published online in JAMA Cardiology (August 1, 2018), reducing LDL-C below currently accepted lowest levels demonstrates a consistent relative risk reduction in major vascular events.
Millions of healthy older Americans take low-dose aspirin every day, believing that it may lower their risk of future cardiovascular disease (CVD) and stroke.
During the Open Enrollment Period, the Area Agency on Aging 1-B holds Medicare Prescription Drug Assistance Days .
If you are caring for a sick or aging loved one, it can be an overwhelming experience, but help is available.
Dietary Fiber: Benefits and Sources / OSP News
Dietary fiber is an important nutrient in the American diet, however, it is considered “a nutrient of public health concern” because most Americans do not consume enough, leading to increased health risks.
National Drug Take Back Day events across the country continue to collect exceedingly higher amounts of opioids and other unused medications from people’s homes, where they could be stolen and abused by family and friends.
October is Depression Awareness Month / OSP News
Over 60% of patients with depression see a primary care physician in usual care.
Molina is Proud to be Working with SafeLink Wireless to Offer Members this Special Federal Lifeline Program at No Cost to You / Health Plan News
Molina is Proud to be Working with SafeLink Wireless to Offer Members this Special Federal Lifeline Program at No Cost to You.
Molina Offers New Medicaid Dental Benefits for Pregnant Women / Health Plan News
Molina Dental Services under Medicaid are provided to members at no cost.
Importance of Statin Therapy in Diabetes / OSP News
People with diabetes are at least twice as likely as people without diabetes to have a heart attack or stroke.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Marks 10 Years of Health Care Transformation with Patient Centered Medical Home Designation Program / Health Plan News
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has designated approximately 4,630 physicians in 1,700 practices across Michigan as patient-centered medical homes.
According to a recent study, patient satisfaction scores were unaffected by lowering opioid dosages.
Michigan Rx Card / OSP News
Michigan Rx Card is a free prescription savings card for patients.
What Is The Latest On Eggs And Heart Health? / OSP News
For years health professionals and the media have advised people to avoid over consumption of eggs because of their cholesterol content. Recent research published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition contradicts this recommendation.