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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the U.S. Supreme Court denies providers the right to sue to enforce federal law guaranteeing a minimum level of Medicaid reimbursement. It also rejects a premature challenge to a Medicare cost-cutting board that has yet to go into effect. The Obama Administration reveals that only 36,000 of an estimated four million eligible Americans have signed-up for Marketplace coverage via a special enrollment period (SEP) that runs through April 30th. The...
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Our recent update on Specialty Tiers is now available.
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Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) is pleased to support the Patients’ Access to Treatments Act (PATA). This important bipartisan legislation would limit cost-sharing requirements for medications placed in a specialty tier and make innovative and necessary medications more accessible by reducing excessive out-of-pocket expenses.
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An alarming trend in today’s health insurance market is the practice of moving more expensive drugs onto specialty tiers that utilize high patient cost-sharing methods. The patient costs for drugs in specialty tiers can reach into the thousands of dollars a month, placing medically-necessary treatments out of reach of average insured Americans. For many patients, this leads to failure to adhere to a treatment plan, which can lead to worsening disease, increased rates of disability, and rising h...
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Patient Services, Inc. Supports Rare Disease Day® and Joins Global Movement to Raise Important Awareness for Rare Diseases
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Patient Services, Inc. (PSI) a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization announced the launch of Fair Copay VA.
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PSI President talks about the importance of the VA General Assembly limiting out-of-pocket costs for vital medications.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the President appears likely to sign a permanent repeal of the Medicare physician payment formula should the bipartisan compromise from the House also clear the Senate. However, he pledged to veto budget plans passed by the House and Senate that include dramatic cuts to health spending and a full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congress urges greater oversight and transparency over the 340B drug discount program in response to studies c...
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Our recent update on Specialty Tiers is now available.
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PSI Government Relations is providing the following legislative update to explain the structural challenges faced by the 340B drug discount program in helping patients to access and afford needed prescriptions. It is an overview of proposed actions being debated by lawmakers and regulators and not an endorsement of any particular reform.
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