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Trump Administration’s attempt to eliminate rebates in the US Medicare outpatient drug benefit program is the easiest and most certain item among the 11th hour pricing policy changes for the incoming Biden Administration to undo. But it still had a major impact on the dynamics of the drug pricing debate.
COVID-19 has disrupted the operational schedules of health care and technology providers alike to unparalleled levels in 2020. But scratch the surface, and outcomes-oriented, value-based health care targets remains a priority – albeit competing a little harder for attention at present.
Next round of biomedical innovation legislation provides opportunity to require insurance reimbursement of investigational drugs and related medical services, as well as new incentives for small biotech companies to offer expanded access programs, stakeholders say.
Recent mergers between PBMs and insurers should address one long-term strategic objective of pharma – the recognition by payors of the value of biopharmaceutical products in relation to other medical costs.