Tag Archives: Medicaid
By Ben Comer | Published: April 4, 2013
Cash-strapped states are shifting patients from traditional fee-for-service Medicaid coverage to managed Medicaid plans. The IMS Institute of Healthcare Informatics took an early look at how this trend effects prescription drug utilization.
By Guest Blogger | Published: February 1, 2013
by Tom Norton This past week or so, with Obamacare’s start up less than a year away, we have been treated to several entertaining vignettes as the nation’s governors begin to wrestle with the realities of the new healthcare law.
By Jill Wechsler | Published: January 28, 2013
In the dog-eat-dog world of federal deficit reduction, there seems to be one health-related spending cut with broad bi-partisan support: require drug companies to give the federal government “a better deal on medications for low-income people on Medicare.” Nearly 70% of respondents back this strategy, according to a survey sponsored by the Kaiser Family Foundation […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: October 3, 2012
You may have read horror stories about the looming Sequestration Act, but what exactly is it? And what does it mean for US pharma? Tom Norton reports. Lurking in the shadows of the US General Elections is something called The Sequestration Transparency Act of 2011. Of late, you may have read the occasional article that […]
By Guest Blogger | Published: September 7, 2012
Where’s the Sunshine? The Senate Special Committee on Aging is holding a Roundtable discussion on Wed. Sept. 12, 2012 in hopes of spurring action to implement the “Sunshine” provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Policies for collecting and submitting information on pharma payments to doctors were supposed to be issued by last September (2011), […]