Week In Review
July 13, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories included additional moves by the Trump administration to unravel the Affordable Care Act; Pfizer canceled a round of drug price increases after speaking to the president; advocates for 340B sound the alarm on efforts to reform the program.
July 06, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories included a federal judge blocking Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirements; CMS announced it would launch a demonstration to encourage Medicare Advantage providers to take on more risk; and researchers identify racial disparities in HIV incidence and recommended a 5-part plan of action.
June 29, 2018 –
This week in managed care, the top stories included HHS Secretary Alex Azar appearing before the Senate Committee on Finance to discuss the administration's plan to drive down prescription drug prices; FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, calling on payers to share data to aid drug innovation; and CMS calling for stricter oversight of Medicaid.
June 22, 2018 –
This week in managed care, the top stories included Atul Gawande, MD, being named the CEO of the Amazon–Berkshire Hathaway–JPMorgan Chase healthcare venture; the Trump administration finalized rules for creating association health plans; an analysis found some cancer types are represented more than others in the Oncology Care Model.
June 15, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories include the CDC says the suicide rate is rising; lawmakers ask when drug prices will start falling; and a policy change will allow people in Medicare to use their smartphone to manage diabetes.
June 08, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories include Medicare Part A will run out earlier than predicted; healthcare costs for families continue to rise; and thousands of women with a common form of early breast cancer can forgo chemotherapy.
June 01, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories include Senator Bill Cassidy's new plan to lower healthcare costs; policy recommendations from the American Diabetes Association on how to lower insulin prices; and coverage from the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.
May 25, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories include the finding that new guidelines will mean the number of people with hypertension will soar; research finds that most diabetes apps don’t lower glycated hemoglobin; and a health plan announced its plan to fight housing instability.
May 18, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories included President Donald Trump's plan to drive down drug prices; the FDA approved the first biosimilar of the year; a study found rapid uptake of PD-1 agents after FDA approval.
May 11, 2018 –
This week, the top managed care stories included another report that shows uninsured rates are rising; FDA confirms shortages of the EpiPen, but the manufacturer insists the delay will be short; a Senate panel examines the need for transparency in insulin pricing.