Lawmaker: Rescind Medicare E-Prescribing Change

Rep. Allyson Schwartz sent an unequivocal letter this week to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner calling to rescind controversial proposed changes to Medicare e-prescribing policy.

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Putting the ‘Affordable’ in the Affordable Care Act

The recent launch of enrollment into state health insurance marketplaces has focused all eyes on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its potential to reshape the American health care system. We separate the ACA’s design from politics and assess where we are.

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State Pharmacy Board Regulation of PBMs

Giving state pharmacy boards (which are typically comprised of practicing pharmacists) regulatory power over PBMs creates a significant conflict of interest for board members because PBMs are market adversaries of pharmacists.

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Timely Study on the Benefits of Pharmacy Networks

In a forthcoming article, Emory University Associate Professor of Law and Advisor to RxObserver Joanna Shepherd takes a close look at the economics behind pharmacy networks.

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Interview: Copay Coupons and the Affordable Care Act

Kevin G. McAnaney, former chief of the Industry Guidance Branch, Office of Counsel to the HHS Inspector General, has recently published an article explaining that the use of copay coupons.

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OIG Audit of Mail Order Pharmacy Released

How do you lower pharmacy benefit costs by 16 percent while achieving beneficiary satisfaction rates averaging 96 percent? Simple answer: mail-order pharmacies.

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