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Katie Koziara

Katie Koziara Katie is a director of public affairs at PhRMA focusing on the cost and value of medicines. She previously ran the social media strategy for a D.C.-based non-profit working on federal management and leadership issues. Outside the office, Katie can be found running on the mall, brunching with friends and cheering on the Michigan Wolverines.

Recent Posts

Growth in innovative, value-based contracts holds promise for the health system and for patients

By Katie Koziara  |    September 24, 2020
The extraordinary financial pressure COVID-19 is creating for the U.S. economy underscores the need for a renewed push toward a more value-driven health care system that prioritizes patient access...   Read More

Study finds middlemen excluded nearly 850 medicines from formularies this year

By Katie Koziara  |    September 17, 2020
A new study from Xcenda finds that from 2014 to 2020, the number of medicines excluded by at least one of the three largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) from their standard formularies...   Read More

Innovative contracts drive access for patients and value for the system

By Katie Koziara  |    September 9, 2020
Our health care system is far from perfect, but there are solutions that will help address patient affordability concerns without sacrificing innovation, access or quality of care. For example,...   Read More

Four things to know about the IQVIA “Medicine Spending and Affordability in the U.S.” report

By Katie Koziara  |    August 5, 2020
Today, IQVIA released a new report, Medicine Spending and Affordability in the U.S., providing context on medicine price and spending trends and patient out-of-pocket costs. The report highlights...   Read More

ICYMI: Patients saved nearly $800,000 out of pocket through innovative contracting arrangements

By Katie Koziara  |    April 20, 2020
Value-based programs between biopharmaceutical companies and pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts saved $4.3 billion on medicines last year. Patients in these plans with innovative contracting...   Read More

Low-value health care costs $345B each year and provides little benefit

By Katie Koziara  |    February 26, 2020
Low-value health care is treatment that offers little to no clinical benefit to patients yet is a major drain of resources often at the detriment to patients. Low-value health care is one of the...   Read More

Addressing barriers that inhibit value-based contracts

By Katie Koziara  |    February 21, 2020
With 56 new medicines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2019 and over 8,000 medicines in development around the globe, innovative medicines are transforming the way we...   Read More

Fact Check: HCCI analysis overstates medicine spending and prices

By Katie Koziara  |    February 19, 2020
A recent analysis from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) on health care spending overestimates medicine spending and pricing and mischaracterizes the true drivers of health care spending in...   Read More

Cancer medicines cost twice as much at hospitals, study finds

By Katie Koziara  |    January 21, 2020
Cancer medicines cost nearly twice as much in hospital outpatient facilities than in physician offices in the commercial market, according to a new study from the Employee Benefit Research...   Read More

New data show how ICER’s value framework could prevent or delay access to treatments for Medicaid patients across the country

By Katie Koziara  |    November 4, 2019
A new analysis from Xcenda applied the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) value assessments to state Medicaid programs in California, Massachusetts, Maryland, Nevada and New York....   Read More

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