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Aspen Spotlight Health: Discussing the forefront of innovation

By Katie Koziara  |    June 21, 2018
For the second year in a row, PhRMA is proud to participate in Aspen’s Spotlight Health Conference. As the opening session of Aspen Ideas Festival, Spotlight Health welcomes over 1,500 experts and...   Read More

New analysis shows that HTA organizations may frequently restrict access to cancer treatments

By Randy Burkholder  |    June 1, 2018
In health care, who should decide value? In many industrialized countries with single-payer health systems, the answer is “the government.” A new analysis by Avalere illustrates the negative...   Read More

New analysis shows negative impact of ICER’s value framework on patient access in Medicare Part B

By Lauren Neves  |    May 31, 2018
Amidst debate about rising health care costs, some policy-makers have expressed renewed interest in using cost-effectiveness thresholds as the basis for setting coverage and payment policy. But a ...   Read More

ICYMI: Recent survey adds to growing body of research on barriers to innovative payment approaches

By Joe Vandigo  |    May 29, 2018
  A recent study conducted by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) and Xcenda found that 71 percent of insurers and 63 percent of biopharmaceutical companies surveyed were interested in...   Read More

Event tomorrow: Improving patient access to lifesaving medicines

By Andrew Powaleny  |    May 22, 2018
Despite the current unprecedented pace of biopharmaceutical innovation, patients continue to face rising out-of-pocket costs and other barriers to care. Tomorrow, in partnership with The Atlantic,...   Read More

Reality check: Value-based contracts are good for patients

By Michelle Drozd  |    April 25, 2018
Biopharmaceutical companies are joining stakeholders across the health care system to pursue flexible ways to pay for medicines that focus on results, lower out-of-pocket costs and enable patients...   Read More

Video: Barriers to results-based contracts

By Katie Koziara  |    April 17, 2018
Research suggests results-based contracts (RBCs)—also known as value-based contracts—have the potential to lower costs for patients and the health system. According to a recent analysis, these...   Read More

Improving care quality by engaging patients in shared decision making

By Randy Burkholder  |    March 22, 2018
With the rapid movement towards value-based payment and delivery in health care, it is critical not to leave one of the key players behind: the patient.     Read More

ICYMI: Research shows promise of innovative payment arrangements in reducing costs, improving access

By Joe Vandigo  |    March 15, 2018
To address rising health care costs and help patients better access new medicines, biopharmaceutical companies are sharing financial risk with payers through new payment arrangements, like...   Read More

Video: What is a results-based contract?

By Katie Koziara  |    November 13, 2017
New medicines are revolutionizing how we fight disease, but too often patients have to fight to access innovative treatments. As part of the solution to this problem, biopharmaceutical companies...   Read More

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