Healthcare Cost & Expenditures

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Yousuf Zafar, MD, will advise The Samfund on research and evaluation of data to enhance its ability to combat financial aftereffects of cancer treatment.
Value-based price benchmarks can help payers determine whether a drug’s price aligns with its ability to help patients, which can then facilitate the innovation and uptake of new therapies, said Steve Pearson, MD, MSc, president of the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER).
Evaluation of healthcare utilization and costs over 3 years for adults with insulin-requiring diabetes who transition from multiple daily insulin injections to insulin infusion pumps.
Zachary Bloomgarden, MD; Robert Gabbay, MD, PhD, FACP; Silvio Inzucchi, MD; Dennis P. Scanlon, PhD; and Kenneth Snow, MD, MBA, provide additional insight on clinical data and the management of patients with diabetes at risk for cardiovascular events, and consider how the costs of emerging agents affect payers’ decisions regarding coverage for therapy.
States should maintain laws and policies to regulate cost-sharing in private health insurance because of the barrier it creates between the consumer and health services, reveals a recent report.
As the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) prepares to update its final value proposal framework, it has been aided by the constructive comments from different stakeholders, said ICER president Steve Pearson, MD, MSc. He predicts that coming years will see continued interest in how to utilize such frameworks.
This week, the top managed care news included a report from CMS that found 2 million people dropped Obamacare coverage after failing to pay their premiums; a study found the diabetes drug canagliflozin reduced cardiovascular risk; and the Supreme Court of the United States rules in favor of biosimilars.
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