USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy expert Matthew Fiedler analyzes options for reducing the cost of adding dental, hearing and vision coverage to Medicare.
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Comments on No Surprises Act Rulemaking: Part I
Schaeffer Initiative experts offer comments on an interim final rule (IFR) issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury implementing provisions of the No Surprises Act.
A Framework for Categorizing and Analyzing Prescription Drug Pricing Reform Options
Schaeffer Initiative experts present a framework for categorizing and analyzing a wide range of proposed policy reforms for prescription drug pricing.
Government Regulated or Negotiated Drug Prices: Key Design Considerations
Americans pay much higher prices for brand drugs than do people who live in other industrialized nations. Most Americans—79 percent—consider U.S. prescription drug prices to be unreasonable, with almost 3 in 10 reporting they go without prescribed medications because of cost. With 70 percent of Americans reporting that lowering drug costs is their highest healthcare priority, the Congress and the Biden Administration are considering how to lower US drug prices
“Equal Weighting” is a Poor Framework for Arbitration Decisions Under the No Surprises Act
If arbitrator are required to consider or weigh the various factors “equally” under the No Surprises Act, it would be close to meaningless and leave arbitrators without an actionable framework for making decisions. A lack of clear guidance would be costly—resulting in excessive use of arbitration, excessive payments to providers, and, in turn, excessive premiums.
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