Category: Health Costs

Healthcare Waste

Check this out. What you will see is a description of three areas in which hospital innovation has been accelerated by COVID-19. These include “Alignment of Incentives.” With the pandemic putting significant strains on the finances of many hospitals, the...

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When Is Cheaper Not???

Check this out. Yup. EpiPen pricing again. We haven’t talked about this inflammatory issue in quite some time. But here we go again. Strange back story here. The FDA proudly announced that in approving a TEVA generic for EpiPen, it was offering the public a “lower-cost...

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Retribution???

Or is it just business as usual? Check out this article. What you will see is the suggestion that EpiPen’s falling revenue stream in 2017 can be interpreted as  “pricing scandal bites back.” Maybe. Or. Perhaps it is just what happens when a well-priced generic...

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Want A Good Job???

Go to Centene. Become the CEO. Collect $22 Million per year in total compensation. And, as this piece shows, there are plenty of other healthcare insurance companies where you can make a decent dollar (?) running the place as well. Bottom Line. Here we go again....

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Co-pay Clawback???

I’m thinking that it is no wonder that patients are getting increasingly confused, and ticked off, about drug pricing. We talked recently about a patient who got quite befuddled as to why his insurance company would cover the cost of a branded product, but not the...

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Immediate Gratification

Yup. This sort of makes sense. Check out this piece. What you will find is that as healthcare costs have gone up over recent years, employers have significantly reallocated their percentage of spending on employee benefits. Whereas the majority of their spend used...

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