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Prescription Drugs & Other Medical Products


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Drug Use and Spending for Medicare Beneficiaries During Part A Qualifying Skilled Nursing Facility Stays and Non-Qualifying Long-Term Care Facility Stays

This Policy Brief helps fill an important gap in our understanding of medication patterns in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) by comparing use and spending for prescription and over-the-counter drugs during skilled nursing facility (SNF) stays and related non-qualifying long-term care facility episodes.

Analysis of Supply, Distribution, Demand, and Access Issues Associated with Immune Globulin Intravenous (IGIV)

Contents IGIV Supply and Distribution - Key Findings IGIV Demand - Key Fundings IGIV Access Problems- Key Fundings Immune globulin intravenous (IGIV), also referred to as intravenous immune globulin (IVIG), is a valuable treatment for many seriously ill patients. Although the U.S.

An Overview of the US Health System Chart Book

Report authors : George Greenberg, Nancy DeLew Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Cost Effectiveness Considerations in the Approval and Adoption of New Health Technologies

Contents Background and Purpose Methodology Summary of Key Findings and Stakeholder Suggestions Conclusions and Policy Implications A.

Continuation of Drug Risk Adjustment

Prepared by: National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago Prepared for:U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation

National Estimates of Prescription Drug Utilization and Expenditures in Long-Term Care Facilities

This Policy Brief offers an updated look at prescription drug utilization by Medicare beneficiaries residing in long-term care facilities and reports, for the first time, national estimates of prescription drug spending by this population. [23 PDF pages]

Analysis of the Characteristics of Medicare Advantage Plan Participation: Final Report

Contents Project Purpose Methods Findings Descriptive Analysis of Trends Findings Insight from Firm Discussions Benefits, Marketing, and Product Positioning Conclusions

Understanding Variations in International Drug Prices

Rapidly rising prescription drug prices have caused many consumers, third-party payers, and policymakers to look for ways to lower their drug costs. One strategy that many have seen as a potential solution is to import drug products from countries where drug prices are lower than those in the United States — commonly called reimportation.