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February 8: Direct, Indirect Remuneration Fees Harmful to Many Except These Managers

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Recently, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have begun charging providers direct and indirect remuneration fees (DIR fees), which has resulted in […]

February 8: A Lobbying Group Is Freaking Out Over What Trump May Do To Drug Prices

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“The sense that this President could make any decision, at any time, for any reason, on any issue is […]

February 8: The Republican Who Wants to Regulate the Drug Industry’s Middlemen

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Republican Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia does not like the pharmacy benefit management industry, and he and others in Congress […]

February 8: Issues Facing Republicans in Replacing Affordable Care Act

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WASHINGTON — Ever since Democrats began pushing the Affordable Care Act through Congress more than seven years ago, Republicans have […]

February 8: White House Pumps Brakes on Obamacare Replacement

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House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, left, seen here with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, hopes to have replacement legislation […]

December 19: More Press Reporting on Halt to Proposed Medicare Part B Experiment

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As reported today in POLITICO, Pro Health Care, “As you heard late last week, the Medicare Part B test on […]

December 19: Coroner’s Report: Part B Payment Model Is Dead

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CMS and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have confirmed the demise of the Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model “experiment” to […]

December 19: Docs Divided on Trump’s HHS Pick

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Thousands of doctors are objecting to President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of Rep. Tom Price, MD, […]

December 19: Hospitals Alter Routines to Control Drug Spending

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Strategies include minimizing inventories, repackaging medications, using cheaper alternatives

For many years, University of Utah Health Care kept the blood-pressure medication […]

December 19: GOP eager to roll back health law. Then comes hard part.

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WASHINGTON – This much is clear: Republicans finally have the muscle to wipe out key parts of President Obama’s health […]