Tag Archives: health insurance

Are US and Canadian Rx Policies Converging?

by Tom Norton As the US pharmaceutical industry anxiously watches the rapid onset of Obamacare, certainly one of the more pressing issues is the debate over the number of drugs that will be reimbursed in each therapeutic class under the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) program.  To say that this is a critical concern for the […]
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Specialty Drugs and Reimbursement

To maximize return on investment, pharma must think strategically about reimbursement channels and how new specialty products will perform in one versus another. By 2018, the amount health insurers spend per person on specialty, or biologic drugs, will equal or surpass the amount spent on traditional products, according to a new report. With the emergence […]
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The Bare Essentials: One Way of Looking at HHS's Latest Pitch

Last Tuesday, HHS proposed regulations that, most notably, shed light on one of ACA’s centerpieces: gutting the insurance industry’s ability to limit coverage based on pre-existing conditions, and establishing new criteria for evaluating eligibility.
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Less is More: HHS Austerity Care

By Tom Norton As the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) circles around the elements of health care that will actually be included in our new “Essential Health Benefits” (EHB), one aspect of the EHB offering has caused a tremendous stir among dozens of health groups.  Their collective concern is focused on the […]
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Mass Gift Ban Repeal Efforts Fizzle

An effort in the Massachusetts legislature to repeal the state’s ban on many gifts to healthcare providers has failed. The year-old ban is considered one of the most restrictive in the country, banning restaurant meals, various gifts and requiring reporting on transfers of value above $50. “This repeal effort was started by legislators concerned that […]
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