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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ensured today that at least 6.7 million consumers in federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFM) can continue receiving the premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Click here to read more.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, three states win federal approval to create their own Marketplaces should the U.S. Supreme Court deny premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for federal Marketplace consumers.
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In the Health Reform Update for the past two weeks, a key House committee unanimously passes the 21st Century Cures initiative to expedite the approval of rare disease drugs.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issues a long-awaited “uber rule” that would cap profits for Medicaid managed care plans.  The governing board for Covered California approves new limits on prescription drug costs for 2016 consumers, while CMS’ offer to more slowly phas...
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Our recent update on Specialty Tiers is now available.
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Patient Services, Inc. recently earned a 4-star charity rating for the seventh consecutive year from Charity Navigator, the nation's largest charity evaluator. Only two percent of the charities rated receive this level of recognition. Continued success proves our efficiency and leadership in the nonprofit community.
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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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