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Caroline Humer

U.S. government boosts 2020 Medicare payments to insurers by 2.53 percent

01 Apr 2019

NEW YORK The U.S. government on Monday said it would increase by 2.53 percent on average 2020 payments to the health insurers that manage Medicare Advantage insurance plans for seniors and the disabled, a reflection of a new estimate on medical cost growth.

U.S. seeks to cut dialysis costs with more home care versus clinics

04 Mar 2019

The Trump administration is working on a new payment approach for treating kidney disease that favors lower cost care at home and transplants, a change that would upend a dialysis industry that provides care in thousands of clinics nationwide.

RPT-FOCUS-U.S. seeks to cut dialysis costs with more home care versus clinics

04 Mar 2019

March 4 The Trump administration is working on a new payment approach for treating kidney disease that favors lower cost care at home and transplants, a change that would upend a dialysis industry that provides care in thousands of clinics nationwide.

FOCUS-U.S. seeks to cut dialysis costs with more home care versus clinics

04 Mar 2019

March 4 The Trump administration is working on a new payment approach for treating kidney disease that favors lower cost care at home and transplants, a change that would upend a dialysis industry that provides care in thousands of clinics nationwide.

FOCUS-U.S. seeks to cut dialysis costs with more home care versus clinics

04 Mar 2019

March 4 The Trump administration is working on a new payment approach for treating kidney disease that favors lower cost care at home and transplants, a change that would upend a dialysis industry that provides care in thousands of clinics nationwide.

UPDATE 4-CVS profit miss, rebate questions send shares tumbling 8 pct

20 Feb 2019

Feb 20 CVS Health Corp on Wednesday forecast 2019 profit well below Wall Street estimates due to weakness in its pharmacy business that serves long-term care facilities and slower than anticipated growth in drug prices, sending shares down 8 percent.

Exclusive: Top U.S. insurer to cover Amgen, Eli Lilly migraine drugs, exclude Teva

02 Feb 2019

NEW YORK A top U.S. pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) owned by UnitedHealth Group Inc has included new migraine drugs from Amgen Inc and Eli Lilly and Co as preferred treatments on its lists of covered drugs, according to an OptumRx client note viewed by Reuters.

EXCLUSIVE-Top U.S. insurer to cover Amgen, Eli Lilly migraine drugs, exclude Teva

01 Feb 2019

NEW YORK, Feb 1 A top U.S. pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) owned by UnitedHealth Group Inc has included new migraine drugs from Amgen Inc and Eli Lilly and Co as preferred treatments on its lists of covered drugs, according to an OptumRx client note viewed by Reuters.

REFILE-EXCLUSIVE-Optum to cover Amgen, Eli Lilly migraine drugs, exclude Teva

01 Feb 2019

NEW YORK, Feb 1 Optum, a top U.S. pharmacy benefit manager owned by UnitedHealth Group Inc, has included new migraine drugs from Amgen Inc and Eli Lilly and Co as preferred treatments on its lists of covered drugs, according to an Optum client note viewed by Reuters.

U.S. government proposes rule overhauling drug industry rebate system

01 Feb 2019

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Thursday proposed a rule to end the industry-wide system of after-market discounts called rebates that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) receive from drugmakers, a practice that has been under increased scrutiny.

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