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What you should know: Government arbitration is the wrong way to change Medicare

By Juliet Johnson  |    June 10, 2019
As Washington looks to make changes to Medicare, there are right ways and wrong ways to address the challenges patients face. In recent weeks, policymakers have discussed imposing government...   Read More

How the rebate rule would help reduce patients’ out-of-pocket costs

By Tom Wilbur  |    June 3, 2019
The Department of Health and Human Services recently proposed a rule that would encourage using discounts negotiated between biopharmaceutical manufacturers and Part D plans to reduce patients’...   Read More

Ask About Adherence: OIG proposed rule to reform the rebate system could improve adherence

By Guest Contributor  |    May 15, 2019
Ask About Adherence is a blog series featuring Q&A’s with experts and new medication adherence resources. In this post, we are pleased to share a blog post from Leah L. Zullig, PhD.   Read More

4 Things to know about the IQVIA “Medicine Use and Spending” report

By Holly Campbell  |    May 9, 2019
Today, IQVIA released its Medicine Use and Spending in the U.S. – A Review of 2018 and Outlook to 2023 report – highlighting the drivers behind medicine price and spending trends, patient...   Read More

Event tomorrow: Improving access and affordability for America’s seniors

By Andrew Powaleny  |    May 7, 2019
Medicare Parts B and D have played an important role in providing seniors with access to the lifesaving treatments they need and have been successful in delivering value to both the health care...   Read More

Six policy solutions to help patients afford their insulin

By Holly Campbell  |    April 9, 2019
Dramatic improvements in how we treat diabetes have transformed the lives of patients, but too many struggle to afford their insulin and other medicines at the pharmacy counter. Due to...   Read More

PhRMA comments on OIG proposed rule to reform the rebate system

By Holly Campbell  |    April 8, 2019
Today, PhRMA submitted comments on the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) proposed rule, “Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates Involving...   Read More

If the six protected classes policy is weakened, the Medicare Part D exception and appeals process will not provide sufficient protections for patients facing access challenges

By Tom Wilbur  |    March 29, 2019
One of the most important and successful parts of Medicare Part D is the six protected classes policy which covers patients whose conditions – such as HIV, cancer, and epilepsy, among others – are...   Read More

Rebate rule would help ensure seniors with diabetes don’t pay more for their medicine than their insurer

By Holly Campbell  |    March 25, 2019
Misaligned incentives in Medicare Part D are increasing costs for seniors with diabetes. While insurers negotiate larger and larger rebates with biopharmaceutical companies each year, seniors...   Read More

Bipartisan lawmakers urge Administration to rethink proposed changes to six protected classes policy

By Tom Wilbur  |    March 22, 2019
At the end of 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced a dangerous proposed rule that would weaken the Medicare Part D six protected classes policy. The six protected...   Read More

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