Tag Archives: Medicare

The US Biotech Drug Pricing Challenge

by Tom Norton In the midst of the hue and cry last week over the public release of individual Medicare payments to physicians, I was surprised to read that one of Medicare’s most costly medical services is — ophthalmology.  According to the New York Times: “One of the most heavily reimbursed procedures — costing a […]
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FDA Guidances, OIG Investigations to Shape Drug Marketing, Research

Marketers may see further advice from the Food and Drug Administration in the coming year that clarifies how they can use social media. Priority topics:  presenting risk and benefit information in limited space; correcting independent/third party misinformation about a drug or medical device; and appropriate use of links, according to the agenda for the Center […]
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Budget Options Will Reshape Healthcare

While the struggle continues in 2014 to provide effective and affordable coverage, administration and Congressional leaders will weigh a host of spending options important to coverage and delivery. Federal outlays for healthcare and health-related federal tax benefits exceed $1 trillion a year, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). These and related spending on discretionary […]
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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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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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