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A recent study in Health Affairs indicated that insurers with greater market shares are better able to negotiate lower prices, particularly from larger provider groups. The findings could have far-reaching implications as insurers continue to merge and smaller provider groups face lower payments.
The ruling means that barring a settlement or a reversal on appeal, Sanofi and Regeneron could be forced to stop selling Praluent within 6 weeks.
What we're reading: the Obama administration promises swift action on North Carolina's Medicaid expansion plan; FDA approves long-acting opioid; and a look at where President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump stand on 5 areas of health policy and science.
The study observed significant shifts in the treatment of advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), accompanied by only modest gains in survival and total Medicare spending.
Rising healthcare expenditures, leading to increased consumer cost sharing, is a top concern in healthcare that crosses party lines. In a new commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine, A. Mark Fendrick, MD, and Michael E. Chernew, PhD, co-editors-in-chief of The American Journal of Managed Care, highlighted the need for a “smarter” deductible.
The impending repeal of Obamacare has sparked concerns that vulnerable groups will lose insurance coverage and access to treatment, including HIV/AIDS patients.
The addition of new a chief medical officer and a new chief commercial officer comes as the digital health provider is poised to scale up delivery of the National Diabetes Prevention Program in Medicare.
What we're reading, January 9, 2017: how Meals on Wheels is becoming the "eyes and ears" of the healthcare system; unease brewing among Republicans about repealing Obamacare without a replacement; and a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic faces disciplinary actions after publishing anti-vaccine rhetoric.
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