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MedPAC Recommends New Part B Pricing System | Medpage Today

MedPAC Recommends New Part B Pricing System | Medpage Today

WASHINGTON — The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted unanimously Thursday to recommend a competitive pricing program and make other changes to reimbursement for drugs under Part B of the Medicare program. “Medicare, as a large third-party payer, always needs to take steps to make sure it’s paying the right amount,” said commission member Paul […]

How a $37,000-a-year medicine sets a good model for drug pricing | STAT

How a $37,000-a-year medicine sets a good model for drug pricing | STAT

He vowed to price the medicine “responsibly” and avoid the anger that high drug prices have stirred. “You’ll get to judge me and see how we do,” he told me. To his credit, Schleifer appears to have delivered. The drug, called Dupixent, has a list price of $37,000 a year. This isn’t cheap. But Regeneron […]

Connecting the dots | PMLiVE

Connecting the dots | PMLiVE

In this post-Brexit, post-Trump, populist environment, the view is that everything is interrelated. The world is getting smaller. Things that happen ‘here’ impact what happens ‘there’. Six degrees of separation. A massive game of dominoes. The Arab Spring shows us that change starts from the bottom up which triggers, perhaps, a smouldering discontent in the […]

Genetic Technologies Revamps Patient Pricing and Billing Program for BREVAGenplus(R) | Yahoo! Finance

Genetic Technologies Revamps Patient Pricing and Billing Program for BREVAGenplus(R) | Yahoo! Finance

“We are excited to implement this streamlined payment system as it dramatically simplifies the cost side of the equation for patients and makes it easy for physicians and their staff to answer questions regarding cost before sample collection. Additionally, transitioning to a direct patient self-pay program provides us with a defined marketing message for our […]

Mindbody acquires Lymber Wellness, building on Google partnership | The Tribune

Mindbody acquires Lymber Wellness, building on Google partnership | The Tribune

MindBody, the San Luis Obispo-based company that provides software for health and wellness businesses, reached a new level of success this week with the acquisition of a San Diego-based tech company and the launch of a partnership with Google. The local tech company acquired Lymber Wellness for its intellectual property: software that allows health and […]

The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices | American Prospective

The Hidden Monopolies That Raise Drug Prices | American Prospective

Frankil’s troubles cannot be traced back to insurers or drug companies, the usual suspects that most people deem responsible for raising costs in the health-care system. He blames a collection of powerful corporations known as pharmacy benefit managers, or PBMs. If you have drug coverage as part of your health plan, you are likely to […]

A Patient’s Optimistic Call For Bipartisan Drug-Pricing Reform | Forbes

A Patient’s Optimistic Call For Bipartisan Drug-Pricing Reform | Forbes

With our nation’s fight over the Affordable Care Act in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Donald Trump and Congress to focus on a genuinely bipartisan issue: drug prices. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 in 10 Americans want to allow the government to negotiate prices for people on Medicare. By the same margin, Americans want to […]

New budget test puts UK on front line in global drug price fight | Reuters

New budget test puts UK on front line in global drug price fight | Reuters

RESPONSIBLE PRICING Carole Longson, director of NICE’s center for health technology evaluation, says the onus is on drugmakers to price medicines responsibly. “Given the pace of technological innovation, the demands of people who need healthcare and the return on investments that shareholders wish for, the system is struggling,” she said. “We need to find ways […]

Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry | TechCrunch

Eligible founder Katelyn Gleason’s plan to upend the billion dollar medical billing industry | TechCrunch

Chaotic as it was in those early days, Gleason wanted to launch something of her own and saw the need to reform medical billing. While electronic medical claims processing is nothing new, the system has been stuck in a cloudless, pre-data sharing era. That means when a patient is at the doctor’s office and a […]

Understanding pricing of health technologies in out-of-pocket markets | GFK

Understanding pricing of health technologies in out-of-pocket markets | GFK

Examining evidence-based pricing We apply our best-in-class approaches to support evidence-based pricing in these self-pay markets, building on many decades of experience in both the prescription and consumer medicines space. By combining our global expertise and local market knowledge, we are able to help clients optimize patient access and uptake in a way which is […]