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How much do you know about Medicare Part B?

By Nicole Longo  |    July 31, 2018
In recent months, the Administration has proposed a number of changes to Medicare Part B. From the Department of Health and Human Services’ request for information, HHS Blueprint To Lower Drug...   Read More

PhRMA submission to HHS on blueprint to lower drug prices and reduce out-of-pocket costs

By Holly Campbell  |    July 16, 2018
Today, PhRMA submitted comprehensive comments to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) request for information (RFI), HHS Blueprint to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Costs....   Read More

Pass-through rebates do not violate non-interference clause but they do increase savings for seniors

By Jim C. Stansel  |    July 2, 2018
For more than a decade, Medicare Part D has successfully provided seniors with comprehensive prescription drug coverage. Key to its success is a unique, market-based structure of private-sector...   Read More

Medicare Part D cliff ahead

By Juliet Johnson  |    June 21, 2018
Medicare Part D has been providing seniors with access to prescription drug coverage that meets their needs for more than a decade. Today, more than 42 million people are enrolled in Part D and 90...   Read More

Part D cliff looms for seniors, as program stability could be in jeopardy

By Juliet Johnson  |    June 18, 2018
For more than a decade, Medicare Part D has successfully provided seniors comprehensive prescription drug coverage that meets their needs, while its market-based structure has kept overall program...   Read More

Sharing negotiated discounts at the pharmacy counter could save seniors with diabetes more than $350 annually

By Holly Campbell  |    May 17, 2018
Sharing a portion of negotiated rebates at the pharmacy counter could save seniors in Medicare with diabetes more than $350 annually, according to a new analysis from IHS Markit. The data also...   Read More

New “Let’s Talk About Medicare” campaign focuses on solutions to improve affordability and predictability for seniors in Part D

By Juliet Johnson  |    May 9, 2018
Today, we are launching the “Let’s Talk About Medicare” advertising campaign focused on solutions to improve affordability and predictability for seniors in Medicare Part D. Similar to how the “...   Read More

Medicare Monday: New Xcenda white paper looks at four strengths of Part B

By Nicole Longo  |    April 30, 2018
In case you missed it, a recent white paper from Xcenda took a deeper look at how Medicare Part B reimburses for physician-administered medicines and how the program has evolved over time. The...   Read More

Medicare Monday: Moran finds Part B medicine prices are stable, not a key driver of Medicare costs

By Nicole Longo  |    March 26, 2018
Earlier this year, we examined research that shows Part B spending continues to be a small, stable share of overall Medicare spending. Today, we’re looking at the trends in Average Sales Price...   Read More

ICYMI – Two PBM reports show dramatic slowdown in medicine spending growth

By Holly Campbell  |    March 2, 2018
Newly released pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) data show medicine spending is growing at the slowest rate in years. After accounting for discounts and rebates negotiated with biopharmaceutical...   Read More

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