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Benefit design and pricing

Top 3 strategies employers should use to decrease healthcare costsA new Willis Towers Watson survey finds that U.S. employers have three key strategies to building cost-effective healthcare programs. 
What's missing in hep C drugsPayers have unmet needs in the changing hepatitis C (HCV) space, according to a recent survey. The survey, from Precision for Value, highlights what can be done to encourage payers to ease coverage policies for these drugs in the next wave of HCV treatment.
Opinion: Substance use disorder privacy law limits both payers, prescribersTwo University of Massachusetts Medical School pharmacists make the case to reform or align 42 CFR Part 2 with HIPAA to better serve patients with substance use disorder.
Partnership aims to make insulin more affordableCVS, Novo Nordisk launch a prescription savings program to help patients afford essential medications.
Insulin treatment persistence varies among payersA study from Walgreens provides a benchmark of basal insulin treatment persistence across different payers in the United States.
More resources needed for medication-assisted treatmentInclude medication-assisted treatment high on the list of clinical tools used to treat opioid addiction.
Genetic testing: Two downsides to considerGenetic testing holds great promise, but there are some critical drawbacks to consider.
Express Scripts’ 2016 Drug Trend Report: 7 things to knowReport highlights spending trends in key areas, including specialty medications, oncology, diabetes, and inflammatory conditions.
Why ACA works better for consumers buying on their ownCommonwealth Fund’s 2016 Biennial Health Insurance Survey found significant improvements in people’s ability to buy health plans on their own after implementation of the ACA insurance reforms.
Survey: Healthcare price transparency tools underutilizedManaged Healthcare Executive’s 2017 Technology Survey findings reveal that tools to help consumers estimate the cost of healthcare may be underutilized. Here’s what UnitedHealthcare is doing about that.