Reimbursement News, In Brief
HHS delays state deadlines for committing to insurance exchanges, PCORI solicits research applications and Walgreens study measures medication adherence.
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute announced the awardees of pilot project research funds, with many winners emphasizing research that advances the methodology of conducting patient-centered outcomes research.
The overall Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s research agenda offered five broad areas where it will be seeking to fund research. While four of those areas will remain broadly defined when PCORI solicits study proposals through a PCORI funding announcement in May, the PFA in the area of accelerating patient-centered outcomes research and methodological research will add some specifics on types of studies needed and be issued in July.
It’s not quite the rebate rule, but final reg aims for ‘a reduction in the use of rebates and other price concessions’ driven by the transparency requirement and broad definitions. PCMA warns that ‘mandating an increased level of disclosure for this information could result in higher prescription drug prices for consumers.’