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Nicole Longo

Nicole Longo Nicole is senior manager of public affairs at PhRMA focusing on Medicare, 340B, importation and more. She previously worked for a D.C.-based public affairs firm where she assisted a wide range of clients with communications efforts on everything from trade policy to agriculture policy to health care policy. Outside the office, Nicole can be found trying new restaurants (usually Italian), taking an occasional barre class and cheering on the Cincinnati Bengals.

Recent Posts

Medicare Monday: PhRMA’s comments on new direction for CMMI

By Nicole Longo  |    November 20, 2017
Today, PhRMA submitted its comments in response to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) request for information on the future of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Same bad ideas continue to threaten Part D and beneficiary access to medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    November 13, 2017
Perhaps the biggest fact that is often overlooked about Part D is that there is already significant price negotiation in the program. Thanks to Part D’s competitive structure, large purchasers...   Read More

Medicare Monday: CMS withdraws Part B demo, takes positive step forward on CMMI

By Nicole Longo  |    October 30, 2017
In case you missed it, earlier this month, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services formally withdrew a controversial proposal that would have had a detrimental impact on patient access to...   Read More

340B Spotlight: ICYMI – 340B hearing, new reports highlight growing need for program reform

By Nicole Longo  |    October 20, 2017
Evidence that the 340B program has strayed from its congressionally stated intent – and is now benefiting wealthy hospitals instead of patients – has been piling up, and members of Congress have...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Open enrollment is here again

By Nicole Longo  |    October 16, 2017
It’s that time of year again: Medicare open enrollment! As of Sunday, October 15, newly qualified patients and current Medicare beneficiaries can review their coverage options and select their...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Medicare Part D by the numbers

By Nicole Longo  |    September 11, 2017
Getting back into the swing of things as Fall approaches? Here’s some light Medicare reading! And if you need a refresher, you can go back to our ABC (and Ds) of Medicare post:   Read More

Medicare Monday: Call for repeal of IPAB intensifies

By Nicole Longo  |    August 28, 2017
Efforts to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) are gaining momentum as health care stakeholders and policymakers on both sides of the aisle continue to voice their concerns over...   Read More

Medicare Monday: What is the Extra Help program?

By Nicole Longo  |    August 21, 2017
Medicare Part D’s Extra Help program helps low-income beneficiaries better afford their medicines. In fact, millions of beneficiaries have received Extra Help in Part D.   Read More

Medicare Monday: Strengthening access to vaccines for seniors

By Nicole Longo  |    August 14, 2017
This month, we’re celebrating National Immunization Awareness Month! Although children may come to mind first when we think of vaccination, access to immunization is just as important for older...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Part D premiums expected to drop in 2018

By Nicole Longo  |    August 7, 2017
Great news for seniors and people living with disabilities who rely on Part D! Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that Medicare Part D prescription drug plan...   Read More

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