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As the public grows increasingly outraged over the rising cost of prescription drugs, the cost of hospital inpatient drugs has been overlooked. According to a new report, inpatient drug spending increased 23.4% annually between 2013 and 2015.
Payment reform in the United States is moving quickly, but there are still a lot of unknowns among providers. Meetings like the ACO & Emerging Healthcare Delivery Coalition help accountable care organizations (ACOs) and providers share best practices and figure out how to succeed, said Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, director of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and keynote speaker at the ACO Coalition's fall meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 20-21. Learn more about the meeting and register.
A letter from CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt that was made public said that Mylan had been warned repeatedly that it was not using the right classification for the EpiPen, at taxpayers' expense.
Ideally, the healthcare industry needs to be more consumer driven, so that solutions and programs are built with the patient in mind, said Jay Sheehy, senior vice president of product innovation at EmblemHealth.
What we're reading, September 19, 2016: the government update rules on reporting clinical trial findings; hospitals say they aren't receiving discounts for Valeant's heart drugs; and the FDA approved the first treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Accountable care organizations are becoming increasingly common in the United States, but they are more likely to be formed in regions of the country with populations that have a higher socioeconomic status.
Large insurers reducing their involvement in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges doesn't necessarily indicate failure, but success is not guaranteed, said Michael E. Chernew, PhD.
What we're reading, September 9, 2016: Walgreens believes it may need to unload more stores to ease antitrust concerns over its Rite Aid purchase; the Senate may be nearing a Zika funding agreement; and American dissatisfaction with their healthcare system.
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