Health equity and Medicaid transformation — operationalising President Biden’s agenda

19 June 2021 - President Biden has made reforms intended to “protect and strengthen Medicaid” a centrepiece of his health policy ...

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Medicare and Medicaid to cover early COVID-19 vaccine

26 October 2020 - The new regulations would allow beneficiaries to receive a vaccine under “emergency authorisation” at no cost. ...

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CMS proposes changes to Medicaid best price rule: a potential boost to value-based contracting

9 August 2020 - For well over a decade policymakers have declared the healthcare system is moving towards value-based pricing ...

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Trump Administration proposes Medicaid reforms to encourage innovative contracting models

22 June 2020 - On Wednesday, June 17, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a series of reforms ...

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Estimating the cost of delayed generic drug entry to Medicaid

1 June 2020 - Delays in market entry of generic drugs are common.  ...

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Alternative drug purchasing arrangements do not justify raising the prices Medicaid pays for brand drugs

3 April 2020 - As the prescription drug pipeline fills with very high-cost gene therapies and specialty drugs, affordability and access ...

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Trump’s Medicaid changes offer states new powers to lower drug costs — with a catch

31 January 2020 - The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled a powerful new tool for states to rein in prescription ...

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Most state Medicaid programs continue to restrict access to hepatitis C medicines

16 October 2019 - Despite guidance from the federal government, most state Medicaid programs continue to deny hepatitis C treatments ...

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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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