Healthcare Cost

Tech, mRNA Among Key Trends in Health Care as the Pandemic Eases

April 22nd 2021, 1:15pm

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Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance reflects health care trends of an economy emerging from COVID-19, according to a speaker at the National Association of Managed Care Physicians Virtual Spring Managed Care Forum.

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Assess Global Air Quality and Its Impact on Health

April 22nd 2021, 1:05pm

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With unprecedented pauses in air pollution emissions in spring 2020 and ongoing virus mitigation behaviors around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to better understand the impact of poor air quality on human health.

CMMI Remains Dedicated to Value-Based Care Despite Pause to Some Models, Fowler Says

April 20th 2021, 7:11pm

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During her opening plenary at the NAACOS Spring 2021 Conference, Liz Fowler, PhD, JD, deputy administrator and director of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, highlighted how the center is taking a pause to reassess its models and what is coming next.

Avalere Report Looks at Geographic Challenges to Accessing CAR T-Cell Therapies

April 17th 2021, 1:29am

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Given that some patients may need to travel out of state to access CAR T sites of care, some may not have a clear understanding of their insurance benefits, including requirements for out-of-state or out-of-network treatment, as well as adequate assistance with the costs of medical-related travel.

For 2021, Cell, Gene Therapies Make Prime's “Drugs to Watch” List

April 16th 2021, 9:23pm

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Three cell and gene therapies were among the drugs included in a specialty drugs pipeline forecast at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2021 meeting.

What’s Next in Health Policy After the First 100 Days of the Biden Presidency?

April 16th 2021, 4:35pm

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With President Joe Biden marking his 100th day in office at the end of the month, a health policy strategist sat down for a conversation to discuss the new administration’s achievements and challenges.

Low-Income, Non-White Patients Delay Care Using HDHPs, Study Says

April 15th 2021, 7:02pm

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A poster at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2021 meeting examined the impact of high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) on access to health care and resource use in the United States and the interaction of race, ethnicity, and income.

COVID-19’s Impact on Marketplace Trends Will Continue, but Lessen

April 15th 2021, 2:21pm

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The pandemic reduced visits to specialists last year, which in turn reduced the volume of prescriptions, according to a presentation at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2021 meeting.

PAH Treatment Patterns and Costs Related to Hospitalization

April 15th 2021, 1:45pm

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New research presented at AMCP 2021, the annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, evaluated treatment patterns and costs related to hospitalization for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).

How Can Medicare Part D Keep Up With a More Complex, Costly Landscape?

April 14th 2021, 6:30pm

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Compared with when Medicare Part D launched, therapies today are more expensive. A panel at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy 2021 meeting discussed how the benefit needs to adapt to keep up with the future.