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CMS coverage decision restricts access to treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

By Nicole Longo  |    June 22, 2022
This year’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month offers an important opportunity to remember the severe toll that Alzheimer’s takes on patients and family caregivers. Unfortunately, this year also...   Read More

Report finds PBMs are increasingly restricting patient access to medicines

By Brian Newell  |    May 25, 2022
More than 1,150 medicines were excluded from at least one of the three largest PBMs’ standard commercial formularies in 2022, according to a new report from Xcenda. The report is further evidence of...   Read More

Getting the 340B program back on track in 2021

By Nicole Longo  |    March 10, 2021
As our nation continues to fight a global pandemic, the need for access to affordable and quality health care feels even more pressing. This is especially true for vulnerable patients who have been...   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

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

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

PhRMA comments on HHS proposed rule on manufacturer cost-sharing assistance and accumulator adjustment programs

By Holly Campbell  |    March 3, 2020
Yesterday, PhRMA submitted comments on the Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) 2021 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters proposed rule. The proposed rule would hurt  patients’ ability to...   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 treat...   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

Guest Post: Following my stroke, having access to ground-breaking medical innovation has never been more important

By Guest Contributor  |    September 4, 2019
Conversations and healthy debate about issues facing our industry and the health care system are critical to addressing some of today’s challenges and opportunities. The Catalyst welcomes guest...   Read More

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