Manufacturers

Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) in Life Sciences – A Strong Uptake

Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) implementations are picking up, replacing legacy systems with cloud-based technologies. Besides the benefits of a CLM tool as shown in the diagram below, there are a…

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Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) in Life Sciences – A Strong Uptake

Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) implementations are picking up, replacing legacy systems with cloud-based technologies. Besides the benefits of a CLM tool as shown in the diagram below, there are a…

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CMS 2019 Final Rule and the Scope of the 340B Program

In its final rule for 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reduced Medicare Part B reimbursement for 340B-acquired drugs from Average Sales Price (ASP) plus 6% to…

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Refining Cost Sharing: Barriers to Outcome-Based Agreements in the U.S.

WHAT ARE OUTCOMES-BASED AGREEMENTS (OBA)? Currently, market forces, including volume, competition, and Research & Development expenditures, determine the prices for pharmaceutical therapies in the U.S. market. However, as prices for…

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Switch Operator – Current Role and Potential Impacts

Co-written by Catherine Trentini, Senior Consultant, Pricing, Contracting & Market Access As the healthcare industry is in a state of rapid change, the pharmaceutical supply chain and how consumers receive…

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Can Congress Delay the Safe Harbor Proposed Rule?

July 2019 Update As first reported by The Wall Street Journal and Axios on July 11, 2019, the Trump Administration has decided to abandon implementation of the proposed Discount Safe…

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Medicare Part D Bids and Discount Safe Harbor Timeline

For those whose only association with Medicare comes from being a participant in a health insurance plan, chances are individuals are not aware of the extensive path each plan takes…

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Watch Out Manufacturers: Cross-Country and Joint Procurement Has Never Been So Concrete

Back in 2016, HighPoint’s tendering benchmark study identified joint procurement (or supra-national tenders) as a potential uncertainty in the procurement methodology. At that time, companies were already seeing the risk…

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How the price increase penalty on generic drugs will affect manufacturers

The latest pricing structure shift from Medicaid won’t be the destruction of the generic industry. But drug manufacturers will be impacted and need to take steps to comply with the…

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Trump’s blueprint and manufacturer impacts

Due to the unabated growth of prescription drug prices and the resulting increase in consumer spending, drug prices have become a highly prioritized public health matter. To address this issue,…

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