Centers For Medicare And Medicaid

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 20

Five things for pharma marketers to know: Thursday, November 20

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CRS asks if high prices are a tool to offset CMS rebates, the FDA adds another DTC study to its lineup, and the NIH proposes making more clinical trial data public.

Medicare to cover some hep. C screening

Patients have to be high-risk or Baby Boomers for coverage.

CMS lax in EHR-enabled fraud, OIG says

CMS lax in EHR-enabled fraud, OIG says

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CMS could provide more guidance for how to crack down on healthcare fraud, the OIG asserts in a report.

Patent cliff a drag on 2012 health spend

Patent cliff a drag on 2012 health spend

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Generics accounted for almost 75% of dispensed drugs in 2012, according to CMS researchers.

Antidepressants may have to fight for Part D coverage

CMS is proposing a rule that could change how antidepressants get on Medicare Part D formularies.

CMS rolls out researcher tool

The tool lets researchers tap into health data from work, meaning the year-long waits for data are over.

ACA enrollment misses target

Official numbers are pending, but Reuters notes enrollment appears to be just 3% of the government's goal.

CMS projects healthcare spending to rise

CMS projects healthcare spending to rise

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Researchers says growth will average 5.8% a year between 2012 and 2022. They also anticipate generics will hit a leveling-off point that will drive average Rx prices upwards

Good day, Sunshine: Tools help docs track payments

Good day, Sunshine: Tools help docs track payments

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With a new era of transparency for doctors and life science manufacturers kicking off today, here's how some organizations are keeping physicians informed.

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

Industry pushing for further clarity on Sunshine Act

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With a clear buffet exemption in-hand, the agency's position with respect to CME meals seems pretty clear. Industry is pushing for more clarity around the treatment of accrediting bodies.

Lilly Alzheimer's tracer fails to win CMS support

Lilly Alzheimer's tracer fails to win CMS support

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The drug maker asked CMS to approve its Amyvid PET tracer for Medicare beneficiaries, but CMS declined, saying in a draft decision that widespread use would be of little value.

For Obama's head-less CMS, third time's the charm

For Obama's head-less CMS, third time's the charm

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Acting administrator Marilyn Tavenner seems on track for confirmation, with the blessings of all industry stakeholders

CMS warms to some stakeholders, burns others with Sunshine rule

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Clinical Research Organizations, marketing research firms, accredited CME providers and lawyers look to be the big winners in CMS's Sunshine Act rule.

Researchers find schools minting pitch-resistant docs

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A BMJ study finds that medical school gift bans make doctors less likely to prescribe a new drug. Also of note: consumers think money motivates some doctors' recommendations.

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