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Comparative Effectiveness Research: Primer on Federal Comparative Effectiveness Research Program

Comparative Effectiveness Research holds extraordinary implications for healthcare stakeholders, notably the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology industries; patients; physicians; hospitals; the federal Medicare program; state Medicaid programs; and health plans. In addition to guiding and hopefully improving day-to-day decisions by clinicians and patients, Comparative Effectiveness Research will be extraordinarily influential in coverage and reimbursement decisions. Here is a quick primer...

State Health Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans: Briefing for Health Plans

As part of health reform implementation, states will create a large and complex new marketplace for the buying and selling of health insurance coverage. Through State Exchanges, individuals and small businesses may buy federally defined benefit packages from state licensed and certified Qualified Health Plans. For health plans, this is a huge new market with potential enrollment of 25 million...

American Health & Drug Benefits: June 2010 Issue

The latest issue of the journal American Health & Drug Benefits includes a valuable mix of studies and articles of interest to decision makers. Topics include health reform, bundled payment, drug pricing, benefit design, Medicaid, medication therapy, and specific clinical conditions. The Health Reform Law: Key Changes to Be Implemented in 2010 By Kip Piper, MA, FACHE Federal Drug Price Controls in...

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