CMS approves Louisiana State Plan Amendment for supplemental rebate agreements using a modified subscription model for hepatitis C therapies in Medicaid

26 June 2019 - State Plan Amendment permits Louisiana to negotiate supplemental drug rebates to assist the state in controlling expenditures ...

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Extending VBP models into Medicaid drug purchasing: challenges and opportunities

22 May 2019 - Over the past decade, both public and private payers have increasingly sought to develop payment policies that ...

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Pazdur on pandemonium: calls for collaboration, competition on PD-1 drugs

8 April 2019 - Pazdur chastises PD-1/PD-L1 pharmas for losing sight of patients. ...

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The best way to lower drug prices: end the Medicaid program that blocks discounts

5 February 2019 - On January 31, the Trump Administration unveiled a long-awaited plan to outlaw controversial rebates that drugmakers pay ...

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After falling under Obama, America’s uninsured rate looks to be rising

23 January 2019 - Medicaid enrollment is falling. Obamacare enrollment is falling. And a new survey shows that more people ...

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Governor Baker has plan to rein in soaring drug costs in state Medicaid program

24 January 2019 - The Baker administration on Wednesday unveiled a new plan to tackle the soaring cost of prescription ...

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House set to vote on bill cracking down on drug companies overcharging Medicaid

7 December 2018 - The House is expected to vote next week on a bill to crack down on drug ...

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In Michigan, Medicaid can now pay for drugs based on how well they work

14 November 2018 - The Trump administration gave Michigan’s Medicaid program permission to pay for drugs based in part on ...

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Better data will serve as the foundation in modernising the Medicaid program

2 October 2018 - Between 2013 and 2016, Federal spending on Medicaid grew by over $100 billion. The program is ...

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Medicaid to introduce value-based drug pricing

4 September 2018 - States have often been an incubator for innovative ideas in health technology pricing and reimbursement.  ...

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CMS releases formal approach to ensure Medicaid demonstrations remain budget neutral

22 August 2018 - Agency reinforces commitment to transparency and controlling costs; provides new tool. ...

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Trump administration ends Medicaid loophole in drug rebates

9 August 2018 - Drug companies will be unable to game a requirement to give states large prescription rebates through ...

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Government quit test of pricey cancer treatment amid concerns over industry role

9 July 2018 - Medicare and Medicaid administrators earlier this year quietly killed a plan to pay for a breakthrough, ...

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Finally, some answers on the effects of Medicaid expansion

2 July 2018 - The Medicaid logjam appears to be breaking. ...

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CMS approves state proposal to advance specific Medicaid value-based arrangements with drug makers

27 June 2018 - First-of-its-kind approval for Oklahoma Medicaid will drive value. ...

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