Patients Rising Statement on David Mitchell’s Opposition Research “Report”
There are 144 million Americans with chronic disease at stake. Instead of playing Washington D.C. political games with expensive opposition research collected to shame passionate hard-working patient advocates and advocacy organizations, David Mitchell and Patients...
How Prescription Apps Can Help You
Season 2: Episode 6: On this episode of the podcast, Terry and Bob discuss how digital technologies such as Carecard and GoodRx are drawing on artificial intelligence to connect patients to lower-priced medications in their communities. These savings can grant greater...
Statement by Patients Rising NOW on CMS Decision to Increase Out-of-Pocket Costs for Patients
Sadly and surprisingly, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has sided with he bottom line of insurance companies and delivered devastating financial harm to patients — at a time when many simply cannot afford it.
Insurance prior authorization takes doctors away from patients during COVID-19 pandemic
Doctors working long hours are discovering an increased demand on their time from a familiar foe: insurance prior authorization requirements.
COVID-19: Patient assistance programs expand access, offer free medication
During the COVID-19 pandemic, patient assistance programs are providing free medications, expanding patient support services and increasing access.
3 ways every state can help patients during coronavirus epidemic
During the coronavirus epidemic, states have emergency authority to waive regulations, cut red tape and expedite patient care with a federal 1135 Waiver.
Patients with compromised immune systems are most at risk for coronavirus. Medicare blocks them from accessing in-home care.
Medicare rules block patients with underlying health conditions, including cancer and asthma, from accessing in-home care during coronavirus epidemic.
72 lawmakers back patients in fight over NBPP co-pay rules
Patients are getting some big-name support on Capitol Hill in the fight to block health care regulations that would increase patient out-of-pocket insurance costs in 2021. Seventy-two members of the House of Representatives are calling on U.S. Department of Health and...
How Do PBM Business Policies Affect Patients?
The past few years have seen some progress in efforts to rein in how pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) operate. However, a lot remains to be done, especially with respect to state and federal laws that can mandate procedural changes. PBMs are the third-party...
When Your Payer Also Wants to Be Your Care Provider
Consolidation is primarily a business decision that is made to increase monopoly or exercise rigorous control. Over the years, the health care industry has been a constant witness to mergers and acquisitions, such as hospitals buying individual physician practices or...
What’s Brewing in California With the Healthcare Law?
California has a new healthcare law beginning this year in 2020 under which state residents: Are required to have qualifying health insurance (employer-sponsored plans, coverage through Covered California or from insurers, Medicaid and most Medicaid plans) Without...
Trump administration proposes insurance loophole to hike patient out-of-pocket costs in 2021
New regulations proposed by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services contain an insurance loophole that will increase patients’ out-of-pocket costs in 2021.