The Healthcare Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

August 08, 2022

Pharma, health insurers square off about the healthcare provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act that passed the Senate yesterday. The PhRMA was sharply critical of the provisions that would empower CMS to negotiate the prices of a selected number of drugs. AHIP praised the extension of more generous ACA premium subsidies.

Why Vendor Payment Automation is Critical in Healthcare

July 25, 2022

Automation not only eases the financial pressure these organizations are often under but requires less manpower, which helps overcome challenges associated with worker shortages, all while supporting a positive vendor relationship.

Part D May be Due for a Redesign

July 22, 2022

The program started before specialty drugs became such a large expense for Medicare and its beneficiaries. Congress is considering legislation that would cap beneficiary out-of-pocket costs and require price discounts from manufacturers.