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Medicare Monday: Another example of the competitive market at work in Part D

By Nicole Longo  |    April 17, 2017
Hepatitis C is a devastating viral disease that can result in life-threatening and costly complications. Five years ago, the only available treatment for the disease often resulted in debilitating...   Read More

Medicare Monday: A discussion on affordability and access to medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    March 27, 2017
In case you missed it, the American Society on Aging held its annual conference last week in Chicago, IL, where Lori Reilly, PhRMA executive vice president of policy, research & membership, spoke...   Read More

Medicare Monday: New study further confirms increased use of generics after Part D

By Nicole Longo  |    March 6, 2017
On Medicare Monday, we’ve talked a lot about how things have changed since 2006 and the implementation of Part D. We’ve looked at how Part D costs less than originally projected, how premiums have...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Did you know … ?

By Nicole Longo  |    February 6, 2017
On Medicare Monday, we talk a lot about Medicare Part D and how it works, but here are five things you might not know about the program.   Read More

Medicare Monday: How Part D helps patients with heart disease live longer, healthier lives

By Nicole Longo  |    January 30, 2017
Wednesday kicks off American Heart Month, so this week we’re looking at heart health and how important it is for patients to have access to needed medicines for heart disease and stroke. This is...   Read More

Medicare Monday: How Medicare helps beneficiaries access needed medicines

By Nicole Longo  |    January 23, 2017
Throughout 2016, we looked at how different groups of beneficiaries – from seniors to minority communities to individuals with lower-incomes – rely on Medicare to access their needed prescription...   Read More

Medicare Monday: A refresh on private negotiation in Part D

By Nicole Longo  |    January 9, 2017
Last week, we highlighted a number of Medicare resources – from how to learn more about which medicines are covered in Part B to how Part D has been a success since its implementation. And this...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Kicking off 2017 with Medicare resources

By Nicole Longo  |    January 2, 2017
Happy New Year, #MedicareMonday readers!   Read More

Medicare Monday: Looking back at the success of Part D in its first 10 years

By Nicole Longo  |    December 26, 2016
As 2016 comes to a close this week, Medicare Part D wraps up its first decade – and it’s been quite a busy decade. Today, more than 40 million people, including seniors and people living with...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Negotiation in Medicare Part D works

By Allyson Funk  |    December 12, 2016
Earlier this year, we highlighted a new QuintilesIMS Institute research brief that, for the first time, looked at Part D costs after accounting for rebates.   Read More

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