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Fact Check: How the Part B International Pricing Index Model replaces market competition with government-set prices

By Nicole Longo  |    May 3, 2019
One of the most common misconceptions about the administration’s proposed Part B International Pricing Index (IPI) Model is that it would improve competition in Medicare. However, mounting...   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

Special 301 submission calls for a level playing field for American innovators

By Megan Van Etten  |    March 13, 2019
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)’s 2019 Special 301 Report – scheduled to be released this spring – brings critical attention to overseas intellectual property (IP) and market...   Read More

In survey, PhRMA member companies highlight impact of IPI on R&D

By Katie Verb  |    February 5, 2019
One of the biggest myths regarding the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model is that it will have little to no effect on biomedical research and development (R&D)....   Read More

PhRMA comments to administration on International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    January 3, 2019
As 2018 came to a close, PhRMA submitted comments on the administration’s proposed International Pricing Index (IPI) Model for Medicare Part B medicines. The comments highlighted concerns and...   Read More

ICYMI: WSJ and NYT highlight concerns with Part B International Pricing Index Model

By Nicole Longo  |    December 19, 2018
Medicare Part B is a market-based system that has enabled millions of seniors and patients with disabilities to access needed medicines. Reimbursement for medicines in Part B is based on the ...   Read More

Groups sound the alarm on administration’s new Part B proposal

By Nicole Longo  |    November 14, 2018
Last month, the Administration announced a dangerous new proposal, the International Pricing Index Model, that would upend the delivery of Medicare Part B medicines. As PhRMA President and CEO...   Read More

4 things you need to know about the administration’s latest Part B proposal

By Nicole Longo  |    November 5, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Medicare Part B that puts patient access to medicines and Part B at risk....   Read More

Foreign government price setting by any name harms innovation and access to medicines

By Kevin Haninger  |    June 6, 2017
In an effort to contain health care spending, some foreign governments mandate prices for innovative medicines at levels below the value they provide to patients, health care systems, and the...   Read More

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