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Controversy heats up over pharmacy benefit manager DIR feesPBMs make the argument for DIR fees after a litany of complaints from industry stakeholders.
Trump’s new contraception coverage rules: 4 things to knowThe Trump Administration issued two rules rolling back the federal requirement that employers include birth control coverage in their group health plans. Here’s what you need to know.
Health insurers' top plans for 2018
Health insurers' top plans for 2018Payers’ biggest concerns for 2018, health insurance exchange participation plans, and how offerings could change.
Payers struggle to keep up with high rate of FDA drug approvalsFDA incentives have hastened the development of “orphan drugs” for rare diseases, but some worry that regulators are not always demanding clear evidence for drug efficacy.
Six policy topics every healthcare executive needs to understandNew healthcare terms and topics constantly crop up. Here are six to keep an eye on right now.
Trump declares Opioid ‘National Emergency’: 3 healthcare impactsExperts share how the declaration could affect how the opioid epidemic is managed.
Four things to watch in Senate Obamacare replacementHealthcare analysts offer four things MCOs should know about the Better Care Reconciliation Act or BCRA.
Opinion: Five key takeaways from Trump's budget proposalTrump’s proposal highlights the administration’s priorities and can give stakeholders insight into future policy change.
Four reasons GOP ACA replacement failed without a voteWhat exactly did House representatives on both sides of the aisle dislike about the AHCA? Here’s a look at what MCOs should know.
Five things to know about Trump’s FDA lead pick GottliebOn March 10, the White House announced that President Donald Trump selected Scott Gottlieb, MD, who has worked for FDA in the past, as his choice to head the FDA. Here are five things managed healthcare executives should know about the pick.