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Medicaid Drug Rebate: Expansion of Federally Mandated Prescription Drug Rebates in Medicaid

Federally mandated rebates for prescription drugs in Medicaid were expanded significantly - by $38 billion - under the new health reform law, with extraordinary financial, administrative, and compliance implications for pharmaceutical manufacturers, Medicaid health plans, and state Medicaid programs. In a new journal article, I explain changes to the Medicaid drug rebate program and implications for drug makers, health plans,...

Medicare Data Book for 2010: MedPAC Data on Medicare Spending, Enrollment, Providers, Health Plans, Drug Plans, and More

MedPAC released its Medicare Data Book for 2010, with a wide range of useful information on Medicare spending, utilization, beneficiaries, providers, health plans, drug plans, access, and quality. The format is reader-friendly charts and tables with bulleted summaries. Specifically, the latest MedPAC Data Book includes information on: Medicare spending, including Medicare spending compared to national health care spending. Medicare beneficiary demographics. Dual-eligible beneficiaries. Medicare...

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