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Prescription Drug: Original Analysis

Prescription Drug Pricing Tracker

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to prescription drug cost reform. Keep up-to-date with our tracker! (Updated 02.07.2020)


Insurance Coverage: Waivers

Tennessee Block Grant Waiver Summary

On November 20, 2019, Tennessee submitted a Section 1115 waiver application to CMS, which, if approved, would implement a block grant for the state’s Medicaid program, TennCare.


Payment Innovation: Innovation Center

Part D Enhanced MTM Model: Year Two Results Fact Sheet

CMS has posted a fact sheet summarizing the results of the second year of the Part D Enhanced MTM Model.


Insurance Coverage: Waivers

Tennessee 1115 Waiver Application

On September 17th, 2019, Tennessee released its proposal to implement a black grant for Tennessee’s Medicaid program, otherwise known as TennCare.  This 1115 waiver, referred to as “Amendment 42,” would convert the federal share of the state’s Medicaid funding for most services into a block grant.


Insurance Coverage: Legislation

House Dems Introduce Medicare for America Act, Expanding Coverage in Medicare and Medicaid

Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Medicare for America Act. The bill would expand coverage in Medicare and Medicaid to include prescription drugs, dental, vision, hearing, and long-term support services. Those who are uninsured or do not have employer-sponsored health insurance, including those in the individual marketplace, would be auto-enrolled into…


Prescription Drug: Pricing

House E&C Health Subcommittee to Hold Medicare Prescription Drug Cost Hearing

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on prescription drug costs in Medicare. Drug pricing continues to be a hot topic on Capitol Hill as lawmakers review several proposals to lower costs.


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