Tag: Health Insurance Pricing

Prescription Drug Prices: A Bitter Pill In The Midterm Elections | Forbes

Prescription Drug Prices: A Bitter Pill In The Midterm Elections | Forbes

All the campaign rhetoric leading up to Election Day 2018 next Tuesday is enough to give you a headache. Maybe that’s one reason why high prescription drug prices have become a major concern among older voters for the midterm elections. “This is a pain point,” said Tim Lash, chief strategy officer of West Health Institute […]

Answering Your Questions about the IPI Drug Pricing Model | HHS

Answering Your Questions about the IPI Drug Pricing Model | HHS

How will this model affect patient access? Could this change my Medicare benefits? The IPI model does not include any restrictions on patient access or choice of drugs. This stands in marked contrast to proposals that would impose formularies in order to negotiate down drug prices. Given the size of the U.S. drug market and […]

CLIP of the month: Does orphan drug pricing pose an antitrust problem? | The CLIP Board

CLIP of the month: Does orphan drug pricing pose an antitrust problem? | The CLIP Board

Both the US and EU have therefore sought to incentivise companies to develop orphan drugs. For example, in the US, the Orphan Drugs Act 1983 provides tax credits for clinical research into rare diseases, and the EU’s Horizon 2020 scheme provides funding of around €900 million for collaborative projects related to rare diseases. Although more […]

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | Becker’s ASC Review

Almost every other industry has price transparency, and it is time for healthcare to catch up, said Stephen Blake, JD, CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center. “We need to bend the cost curve. Price transparency should be our culture. Every other industry has the capability. We shouldn’t be the only industry […]

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | BEcker’s ASC

Lack of price transparency, consolidation, reimbursements & more: 4 key issues facing ASCs | BEcker’s ASC

Almost every other industry has price transparency, and it is time for healthcare to catch up, said Stephen Blake, JD, CEO of Arlington, Texas-based Central Park ENT & Surgery Center. “We need to bend the cost curve. Price transparency should be our culture. Every other industry has the capability. We shouldn’t be the only industry […]

Lowering Drug Prices in 3 Easy Pieces | American Council on Science and Health

Lowering Drug Prices in 3 Easy Pieces | American Council on Science and Health

The Trump administration made three proposals last week to influence drug prices, the good, the bad and the ugly. Ending a gag rule on pharmacists is good, the plan to put the “list” price of drugs on those direct to consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical ads is bad, and the consideration of basing US drug prices on […]

Trump adds a global pricing plan to wide attack on drug prices, but doubts persist | Salon

Trump adds a global pricing plan to wide attack on drug prices, but doubts persist | Salon

President Donald Trump’s new pledge to crack down on “the global freeloading” in prescription drugs had a sense of déjà vu. Five months ago, Trump unveiled a blueprint to address prohibitive drug prices, and his administration has been feverishly rolling out ideas ranging from posting drug prices on television ads to changing the rebates that […]

Utah lawmakers question prescription drug pricing, talk importation from Canada | KSL

Utah lawmakers question prescription drug pricing, talk importation from Canada | KSL

Dr. Marc Babitz, deputy director at the health department, told lawmakers that Canadian importation would mean a lot of new responsibilities for Utah, including possible creation of an agency or office to oversee, administer and distribute imported drugs. He also said the state would have to prove there is a market for it, that enough […]

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation | Modern Healthcare

Healthcare price growth significantly outpaces inflation | Modern Healthcare

Healthcare prices continue to rise across the country, according to a new study. Over a five-year period, healthcare prices increased in 111 out of 112 metro areas analyzed by the Health Care Cost Institute. The outlier was Durham-Chapel Hill, N.C., where prices dropped 5% from 2012 to 2016, HCCI’s analysis of 1.78 billion commercial health […]

Drug Companies, Not ‘Middlemen’, Are Responsible For High Drug Prices | Forbes

Drug Companies, Not ‘Middlemen’, Are Responsible For High Drug Prices | Forbes

As pharmaceutical companies have faced more heat for their pricing practices, they’ve found someone else to blame: “middlemen” who extract discounts from drugmakers. But in fact, if it weren’t for middlemen like wholesalers and pharmacy benefit managers, drug prices would be even higher. When Donald Trump was running for President in 2016, he promised to […]