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Donald Rucker, MD, discusses progress in the areas of interoperability, reducing provider burden, and giving patients more control of their health data, as well as suggests how managed care stakeholders can position themselves for success as the health care app economy expands.
First Report Managed Care
In early 2018, the US Department of Labor proposed a rule that would alter the regulation of association health plans. Now, one year after our original February 2018 analysis of the deregulation, we turn to our panel of experts to gain insight on the emerging trends, whether initial concerns came…
First Report Managed Care
In the summer of 2018, First Report Managed Care reported on the Trump Administration’s drug price blueprint and checked back in during the fall to track progress. Now in the new year, First Report Managed Care’s panel of experts parsed through the latest efforts to control drug spending and…
First Report Managed Care
Drug shortages have been more prevalent in recent years. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders are beginning to work together to open conversations about the issue’s causes and potential solutions to address them.
First Report Managed Care
As Congress heads back into session, one of the issues they hope to tackle is addressing rising prescription drug costs. But while this is happening, who is watching the other sectors that contribute significantly more than pharma to overall health spending?
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Health care was top of mind as voters headed to the polls November 6 for the midterm elections. In the weeks leading up to midterms, we asked a panel of experts to discuss the various health care issues at stake at the national and state levels.
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Experts say concierge medicine reduces physician burnout and is better for patients. However, ethical and legal questions about transitioning a practice to a concierge model remain.
First Report Managed Care
Since the implementation of changes to the 340B Drug Pricing program in January 2018, a long, growing debate over the merits and problems with the program has only strengthened. 
First Report Managed Care
Our experts dig in to the Trump Administration’s blueprint to lower drug prices in order to identify which strategies may be implemented soon and discuss how payers and employers should prepare. 
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First Report Managed Care spoke with Jane Lutz, PBMI’s executive director, about the recent merging of large PBMs with payers, like Express Scripts and Cigna, and how these changes will impact managed care.
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