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Value-based insurance design (VBID) is one of just a few areas that has bipartisan support, and now the concept of VBID is being brought to TRICARE, the healthcare program of the United States Department of Defense Military Health System.
Pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts said payers and employers are increasingly frustrated about paying in excess of $3000 a month for drugs that patients soon abandon, meaning they experienced little medical benefit.
Adding more states and conditions to the Medicare Advantage value-based insurance design model will allow CMS to reach a more diverse group of plans and patients, in both rural and urban settings.
Results presented today at the American College of Rheumatology in Boston show that a 12-biomarker test did a better job of predicting radiographic progression in patients with RA. The study demonstrates how biomarkers are becoming important in managed care outside of cancer treatment.
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