Negotiation May Help Manage Costs, May Harm Patients
This article from Drug Benefit News outlines the driving forces behind the increased revenues of two pharmacy benefit companies.
This article discusses the possible reasons some drugs make the cut in formularies and others don’t.
“Practices are required to create a patient-focused care management plan with 13 data fields that are documented and shared in a patient-friendly manner,” notes Brenton Fargnoli, M.D., Associate Medical Director for Strategic Initiatives at New York-based Flatiron Health.
The author shares his opinion on how Medicare has managed to irritate all the affected interest groups to such a degree that it is likely to toss the proposal and go back to the drawing board.
This article, by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research indicates that the proposed union between Anthem and Cigna would be the largest merger in the history of the health insurance industry and would likely impact the markets for employer-provided health insurance, according to the lawsuits.
The COA shares the reasoning behind their support of the new Oncology Care Model that was launched last month.
In this article from The Buffalo News, patients share how having their provider dropped from the list of those covered by their insurance is increasing their stress and jeopardizing their well being.
This article, from FastCompany, explains why and how computers are being used for cancer research.
Leavitt Partners provides the reader of this article with their observations regarding the Bundled Payments Model proposed by CMS.
“If we just take the drugs we have and combine them in the right way, I think there is huge potential” for beating more cancers into remission, said Dr. Patrick Hwu of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“The great news is that most consumers have the ability to insulate themselves from premium increases and keep their monthly costs level from the previous year,” says Caroline Pearson, a senior vice president at Avalere Health, a health policy consulting firm in Washington, D.C.
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