Week In Review
August 02, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included HHS laying out a plan for importing certain prescription drugs from other countries; a potential new standard of care for chronic lymphocytic leukemia; 3 insulin makers get subpoenaed over their pricing practices.
July 26, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included bipartisan Senate bills taking aim at drug prices, especially insulin; a study linking payer refusal to pay for proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 inhibitors with heart attacks and deaths; and a former FDA commissioner visiting The American Journal of Managed Care®.
July 19, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included CMS pushing for bundled payments in radiation oncology; reports detailing deficiencies in hospice care; a study finding widening disparities in life expectancy among white Americans.
July 12, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate; a study finding Medicare beneficiaries may be paying more for some generics than brand-name drugs; the Trump administration proposing 5 new payment models to transform kidney disease care.
July 05, 2019 –
This week, we recap the top managed care news from the first half of 2019, including outcomes from some of the biggest diabetes trials, research into the annual Medicare wellness visit, and an experimental treatment in Parkinson disease.
June 28, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included President Trump issuing an executive order for more healthcare transparency; provisional data indicating that overdose deaths may be falling; the Supreme Court agreeing to hear insurers' Affordable Care Act lawsuit.
June 21, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included a report finding slow progress in reducing low-value care; a study finding savings by accountable care organizations may be overstated; CMS proposing a rule to allow for electronic prior authorization in Part D drugs.
June 14, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included the Community Oncology Alliance submitting an alternative to the Oncology Care Model; more study results demonstrating diabetes drugs can prevent renal failure; US task force recommending pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention.
June 07, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included the American Society of Clinical Oncology discussing drug pricing; community oncologists seeking a delay in taking on downside risk in the Oncology Care Model; CDC finding a drop in new diabetes cases in the United States.
May 31, 2019 –
This week, the top managed care news included the FDA's approval of a $2.1 million gene therapy; a study revealing that the worldwide need for palliative care will nearly double by 2060; the FDA granting priority review to Amarin’s Vascepa for a cardiovascular indication.