Healthcare Cost

AMCP Nexus to Start With Keynote From Surgeon, Transparency Advocate

October 19th 2020, 7:30pm


Attendees at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) Nexus 2020 meeting will hear a keynote from a surgeon who has become more visible over the past year and a half discussing what he says are “structural problems” behind the cost of US health care.

Contributor: Driving Persistence Among Patients Affected by Copay Accumulators With Patient-Centric Support

October 18th 2020, 9:00am


The authors, from RxCrossroads by McKesson, discuss the impact of copay accumulator and maximizer programs.

CML Treatment Costs Continue to Rise Despite Availability of Generic Imatinib

October 13th 2020, 11:30am


Newly published data suggests most patients are opting for second- or third-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitors instead of a generic form of imatinib.

OOP Orphan Drug Spending Rising Higher for Children Than Adults

October 10th 2020, 10:45am


Orphan drug spending to treat rare conditions in children is increasingly burdening payers and families, a recent study said.

KFF Survey Finds Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums Rose 4% in 2020

October 9th 2020, 2:55pm


Family premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance rose 4% over the past year, averaging $21,342, according to Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) study findings, with workers contributing $5588 in out-of-pocket costs.

Debating the Evidence in Switching CGRP Therapies for Migraine

October 5th 2020, 8:15pm


Two neurologists discuss what is known and unknown in switching patients with migraine from one calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitor to another.

What We’re Reading: Drugmakers Accused of Price Inflation; Alcohol-Related Deaths Rise; Medicaid Enrollment Jumps

October 1st 2020, 2:00pm


A House panel found pharmaceutical companies exponentially increased drug prices to boost profits; CDC data show an increase in alcohol-related deaths, especially among women; 4 million more Americans enroll in Medicaid.

Addressing Cancer Disparities Requires Asking Questions and Putting Aside Assumptions

September 28th 2020, 6:39pm


Speakers at Patient-Centered Oncology Care® highlighted injustices in the US health care system, the risk of financial toxicity, and how providers can do a better job to ensure their patients achieve health equity, during a panel discussion.

Multidisciplinary Pain Care Difficult to Access, Report Says

September 19th 2020, 7:45pm


The survey was released to mark Pain Awareness Month.

Understanding Expansion of FSAs, HSAs to Pay for Health Care Needs

September 16th 2020, 5:00pm


A cost-saving provision made possible by the recent COVID-19 relief CARES Act now allows Americans to leverage pre-tax funds from their flexible spending arrangements [FSAs] or health savings accounts [HSAs] to purchase over-the-counter medicines and menstrual care products.