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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...   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

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

Setting the record straight on international reference pricing

By Kevin Haninger  |    July 16, 2019
There’s been a lot of talk in Washington about how to help patients better access and afford their medicines. These are important discussions that will hopefully result in real affordability...   Read More

Fact Check: How the Part B International Pricing Index model threatens patient access

By Nicole Longo  |    March 29, 2019
Since the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the Part B International Pricing Index (IPI) model late last year, there have been a number of inaccurate claims floating around...   Read More

New analysis shows 820,000 prescriptions would be in jeopardy if ICER’s value framework is used in Medicaid

By Katie Koziara  |    March 20, 2019
A new analysis from Xcenda found that if Medicaid were to use one-size-fits-all value assessments like the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review’s (ICER) framework as the basis for accessing...   Read More

PhRMA comments to administration on Medicare Part D proposed rule

By Juliet Johnson  |    January 25, 2019
Today, the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) submitted comments in response to the CMS proposed rule, “Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and...   Read More

ICYMI: New study reinforces dangers of proposed IPI model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 15, 2019
Stakeholder after stakeholder has raised concerns that the Department of Health and Human Services’ proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model would put patient access to medicines in...   Read More

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