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FDA’s New Pilot Program Encouraging Innovation

December 6th, 2018

The article discusses the Complex Innovative Trial Designs Pilot Meeting Program, and the opportunity for sponsors with an Investigational New Drug.

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Implications of the 2018 Midterm Elections

November 16th, 2018

Health care was a central issue in this year’s midterm elections. In the days after the election, many have speculated on what the results mean for U.S. health care policy. Since the Republicans maintained control of the Senate, while the Democrats took control of the House, some see the next two years as a time […]

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A Uniquely American Health System

August 16th, 2018

As the United States continues to move toward a value-based health care system, significant challenges slow down our progress. Political pressure exists from all sides, incentives have yet to be appropriately aligned, and the pressing need to change stakeholder behavior remains a time-sensitive imperative. Solving these challenges requires going beyond admiring the challenges to implementing […]

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CMS Targets Value-Based Purchasing, Drug Costs to Reduce Spending

May 8th, 2018

A RevCycleIntelligence article entitled “CMS Targets Value-Based Purchasing, Drug Costs to Reduce Spending” references the Leavitt Partners “Accountable Care Organizations and Risk-Based Payment Arrangements: Strong Preference for Upside-Only Contracts” white paper. The article states, “About 61 percent of ACO contracts contain only upside financial risk, meaning organizations do not have to repay financial losses, a […]

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The Role on SDOH: Moving From Theory to Practice

April 10th, 2018

The Role on Social Determinants of Health: Moving From Theory to Practice. View the recorded webinar.

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Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs

February 1st, 2018

A Drug Topics article entitled “Pharmacist Integration in Med Use Process Yields Positive Results at ACOs” highlights responses from Chris Wilks.

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The Opioid Epidemic and State Responses

August 17th, 2017

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the CDC, in 2015 over 33,000 people died from opioid overdose in the United States, and in 2013 prescription opioid abuse cost the U.S. economy approximately $78.5 billion in costs related to health care, crime, and loss of productivity. Opioid abuse and the related overdose deaths […]

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