Countering Coupons: Large Employers Will Boost Copay Accumulator Programs In 2021
Annual large US employer health benefits survey also evaluates plans for managing the cost of cell and gene therapies in the coming years, anticipating growing use of outcomes-based contracts, but very limited uptake of payment-over-time models.
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Presidential Arm Twisting: Drug Pricing Order Would Advance International Benchmarks Unless Industry Offers Alternative
Industry has 30 days to come up with a better idea that would “end foreign free riding” and close the gap between drug prices in the US and abroad, President Trump says. Administration also wants to revive rebate reform.
US Congress may need to weigh in on how installment payments would be handled if patients switch from Medicaid to commercial insurance or from one state Medicaid plan to another, congressional staffer suggests.