PBMs and Their Role in Drug Prices

from tHEORetically Speaking: The HealthEconomics.Com Blog at http://bit.ly/2pTDonV on March 30, 2018 at 05:47PM While the pharmaceutical industry gains a brunt of the blame for high drug prices, pharmacy benefit managers tend to remain mostly out of the spotlight. Sander Flaum, Flaum Navigators principal, shifts that spotlight in an article published Thursday on Medical Marketing […]

Balancing America’s budget with an aging population

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2GJfYfl on March 30, 2018 at 05:13PM By Fred Dews, Louise Sheiner Senior Fellow Louise Scheiner discusses demographic shifts in the United States and the long term effects an aging population will have on the federal budget. http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6425999/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/ Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds on the recently-passed omnibus spending bill […]

Balancing America’s budget with an aging population

from Brookings: Topics – Health at https://brook.gs/2GJfYfl on March 30, 2018 at 05:07PM By Fred Dews, Louise Sheiner Senior Fellow Louise Scheiner discusses demographic shifts in the United States and the long term effects an aging population will have on the federal budget. http://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/6425999/height/360/width/640/theme/standard/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/no-cache/true/ Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds on the recently-passed omnibus spending bill […]

The Global Digital Health Partnership comes to the US: What can we learn from leading digital health thought leaders?

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/2GlKjgt on March 30, 2018 at 01:51PM The Global Digital Health Partnership comes to the US: What can we learn from leading digital health thought leaders? Why is the Global Digital Health Partnership important for populations globally? As countries around the world face the challenges of designing systems and delivering services […]

Omnibus Legislation for FY2018 Improves Funding for Health Research, Including the First Increase for AHRQ in Nine Years

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/2pQMrXy on March 30, 2018 at 01:51PM Omnibus Legislation for FY2018 Improves Funding for Health Research, Including the First Increase for AHRQ in Nine Years The FY2018 omnibus spending package passed yesterday in the House and Senate, and signed by the President this afternoon, offers important and much needed funding to support […]

Creating Space for Increased Collaboration and Conversation on Interoperability

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/2pQkr67 on March 30, 2018 at 01:51PM Creating Space for Increased Collaboration and Conversation on Interoperability While there is growing recognition that our health is affected by much more than what happens within the health care system, collaboration between the health care system and other sectors remains a challenge. AcademyHealth has […]

Capturing the Impact of Research on Policy: Lessons from an AcademyHealth Pilot Project

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/2Id0LQP on March 30, 2018 at 01:51PM Capturing the Impact of Research on Policy: Lessons from an AcademyHealth Pilot Project At AcademyHealth, we’re committed to working with our members and the field to support the production and use of rigorous, timely evidence. From advancing the latest methods and data to brokering […]

AcademyHealth Statement on President’s FY19 Budget Request

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/2IgKYjV on March 30, 2018 at 01:51PM AcademyHealth Statement on President’s FY19 Budget Request As released today, the President’s budget request proposes significant and, we believe, unacceptable changes to the nation’s scientific enterprise. AcademyHealth has serious concerns about the reorganization and reductions outlined in the request, including proposals to cut spending […]

Health Policy in 2018: Experts Tout State Innovation, Progress on Social Determinants, and Highlight Importance of Evidence in Policymaking

from AcademyHealth Blog at http://bit.ly/2pQRtmK on March 30, 2018 at 01:51PM Health Policy in 2018: Experts Tout State Innovation, Progress on Social Determinants, and Highlight Importance of Evidence in Policymaking Featuring perspectives from a host of speakers reflecting a wealth of experience in health policy implementation and assessment – from the U.S. Surgeon General and […]

Outcomes-based pricing for Cardiovascular Disease

from Healthcare Economist at http://bit.ly/2E3awP7 on March 30, 2018 at 06:09AM An interest Health Affairs blog post on outcomes-based pricing from Daniel M. Blumenthal Samuel Nussbaum Neil J. Weissman and Mark Linthicum. Insurers are increasingly tying health service payments to clinical outcomes to improve care value and quality. Outcomes-based pricing—setting treatment reimbursements to reflect their prospectively determined value […]

Paclitaxel as Albumin-Bound Nanoparticles with Gemcitabine for Untreated Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer: An Evidence Review Group Perspective of a NICE Single Technology Appraisal

from PharmacoEconomics at http://bit.ly/2E5IOB4 on March 29, 2018 at 06:18PM Abstract As part of the single technology appraisal (STA) process, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited Celgene Ltd to submit clinical and cost-effectiveness evidence for paclitaxel as albumin-bound nanoparticles (Nab-Pac) in combination with gemcitabine (Nab-Pac + Gem) for patients with untreated metastatic pancreatic […]