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Calif. experiences higher-than-normal Medicaid churn
California enrolled more than 2.7 million residents in Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program, in 2014, but many enrollees have not submitted forms required to re-enroll next year. The percentage who do not re-enroll is usually 20% to 40%, but in some counties this year, the percentage is as high as 50%. A new renewal form may be to blame. Kaiser Health News
Refill reminders boost adherence in study participants
People who received reminder letters and interactive phone calls were more likely than those who did not to refill their blood-pressure and cholesterol drug prescriptions and had greater reductions in cholesterol levels, according to a study published in the American Journal of Managed Care. Drug Store News
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