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June 27, 2017

Hot Topic

Health insurers are struggling to respond to new innovations in oncology care:

Insurers Hit Technology Barriers in Building Value-Based Payment Models for Oncology
Many insurers building value-based payment models have set their sights on oncology, driven by high care costs, particularly for expensive drugs, and broad variation in patterns of care....

First Tissue-Agnostic Cancer Drug Could Pose Challenges for Payers
As immunotherapies continue their push into the treatment landscape, one of them has hit a medication milestone....

Education, Data Are Needed on Combination Immunotherapies
Since the first of the immunotherapies came onto the U.S. market in 2011, these drugs have had a tremendous impact on the treatment of various cancers....

Today's AIS Health Datapoint

1,309,661 ... is the number of members enrolled as of first quarter 2017 in CareSource's Ohio Medicaid plan, the nation's largest Medicaid plan outside of California. It is the third largest Medicaid plan in the U.S.


AIS’s Medicare and Medicaid Market Data: Enrollment, Premium Rates, Benefit Designs and Strategies of Medicare and Medicaid Plans

Quote of the Day

“An integrated system is coming. We think the landscape is going to change.”

— Ross Muken, an analyst at Evercore ISI, predicts the impact of the pricing dispute between Anthem, Inc. and Express Scripts Holding Co. on the PBM industry.

Click here to read the DRUG BENEFIT NEWS article in which this quote appeared — "What Effect Will Anthem-Express Scripts Fallout Have on Industry?"


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