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Katie Koziara

Katie Koziara is a director of public affairs at PhRMA focusing on the organization’s executive visibility work and media relations strategy. She previously ran the social media strategy for a D.C.-based non-profit working on federal management and leadership issues. Katie earned her B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Michigan’s Ford School and is currently earning her M.A. in Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University.

Recent Posts

Out-of-pocket trends in Medicare Part D show rising costs for seniors

By Katie Koziara  |    May 24, 2021
A new study based on IQVIA data shows alarming trends in rising out-of-pocket costs for brand medicines among Medicare Part D beneficiaries with serious and complex conditions like cancer, HIV and...   Read More

Study finds nearly half of payers believe innovative contracts can lead to lower patient out-of-pocket costs

By Katie Koziara  |    May 17, 2021
According to a recent survey by Verpora that will be presented this week at ISPOR, nearly half of U.S. payers surveyed expressed a belief that wider implementation of innovative contracts could...   Read More

New data from insurers show detriments of copay accumulator adjustment programs

By Katie Koziara  |    April 28, 2021
Commercial health insurers are starting to admit what the biopharmaceutical research industry has been warning for some time: copay accumulator adjustment programs hurt patient outcomes and shift...   Read More

Nearly 40% of commercially insured patients face half their annual out-of-pocket expenses from just one health care encounter

By Katie Koziara  |    March 2, 2021
A new study published in Health Affairs finds that for nearly 40% of commercially insured patients, half of their annual out-of-pocket expenses for medical treatments come from just one hospital,...   Read More

New data show retail medicine prices fell in 2019

By Katie Koziara  |    January 13, 2021
In 2019, retail prescription medicine prices declined by 0.4%, on average, according to National Health Expenditures (NHE) data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published...   Read More

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

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