Friday, October 25, 2019

Good News for Individuals Buying Health Insurance

Many people have had “sticker shock” since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, when they have gone to purchase health insurance through the exchange. Well, this year, as we approach the annual open enrollment period, there is some good news; premiums are dropping by an average of 4% for 2020 plans. Here are some links to news stories if you want to learn more:

Obamacare premiums are dropping 4% for 2020 plans Premiums to Fall 4% in 2020

I am proud to announce that GBMC recently received the Surescripts White Coat Award, making it the first time we’ve earned this honor. The White Coat Award is Surescripts' highest recognition and it acknowledges organizations that are positively impacting patient safety, speed to therapy, first-fill adherence, and patient satisfaction by improving e-prescription accuracy.

Quality assurance in medication e-prescribing is vital in establishing a safer healthcare system. Optimizing the e-prescribing process can greatly improve care quality, reduce costs, and enhance patient safety—all while ensuring higher quality information every time the prescription data is used thereafter, such as in medication reconciliation

I want to congratulate Dave Hynson, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cindy Ellis, Epic IT Application Director, Kay Everett, Epic IT Clinical Applications Manager, and all who were involved in helping us achieve this recognition.

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