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Co-Pay Offset Programs and the New Health Insurance Marketplace: Will the Feds Say No?

By Mark McAndrew. As the health insurance marketplaces begin enrollment this week and go live on January 1, 2014, several issues continue to be a source of significant confusion to manufacturers, payers and the millions of consumers purchasing health insurance for the first time through an exchange.  Many of these issues, such as the cost […]
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The First Day of Obamacare: Is US Pharma Ready?

by Tom Norton For more than three years, the US pharmaceutical industry has known that today would arrive. So this is it. The first day that eligible U.S. citizens can sign up for Obamacare — and enjoy the prospect of prescription drug insurance, effective January 1st, 2014. I have spent the last week surveying many […]
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Co-Pay Offset Programs and Health Insurance Marketplaces: Causes for Concern

Co-Pay Offset Programs and Health Insurance Marketplaces As the health insurance marketplaces begin enrollment next week and go-live on January 1, 2014, several issues continue to be a source of significant confusion to manufacturers, payers and millions of consumers who will be purchasing health insurance for the first time through an exchange.  Many of these […]
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Pharma Revenues, Health Expenditures Set to Increase

Healthcare spending will rise modestly in the US over the next decade, as economic growth picks up, health reform provides expanded coverage, and the population continues to age, according to an annual analysis from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These trends similarly will boost expenditures for prescription drugs, but not as quickly […]
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CMS taps IT firm CGI for Sunshine Act Data Dump

Speaking at CBI’s Sunshine & Aggregate Spend Conference in Washington DC on Tuesday, Shantanu Agrawal, director, data sharing and partnership group, center for program integrity, CMS, said the agency hired IT company CGI to build the software platform to be used for publishing pharma payments to physicians under the Sunshine Act provisions, now re-branded “open […]
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