No evidence to justify price increases for eight of top 10 most costly drugs

By Ellen Andrews | December 11, 2023

ICER’s latest Unsupported Price Increase report from the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review finds that, last year, eight of…

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Analysis: Healthcare defies softening labor market

By Ellen Andrews | December 1, 2023

The post-COVID hot labor market is cooling in Connecticut and across the US. While some industries are still seeking qualified…

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CT Medicaid Primary Care Redesign: What the Evidence Says Part 4: Better, Safer Options

By Ellen Andrews | November 21, 2023

Download the full report with sources Connecticut Medicaid is considering reforms to primary care delivery and payment. The CT Health…

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Analysis: Medicare is Negotiating Drug Prices — Why it Matters

By Ellen Andrews | November 15, 2023

This is historic. Pharma has been fighting Medicare drug price negotiation for decades because it’s the start of reining in…

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Book Club: Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence: Advocacy and Health Policy for the Poor

By Ellen Andrews | November 13, 2023

It was difficult to read Healthy Voices, Unhealthy Silence by Colleen Grogan and Michael Gusmano; thankfully it is short. It…

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ICER seeking nominations for New England evidence review council

By Ellen Andrews | November 9, 2023

The Institute for Economic and Clinical Review (ICER) is seeking nominations for new members to the New England Comparative Effectiveness…

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CT health systems ranked poorly by their nurses

By Ellen Andrews | November 7, 2023

Connecticut health systems underperform in an analysis of nurses’ satisfaction with their employers by MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Only…

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ICER fair access report finds improvements but problems with transparency

By Ellen Andrews | November 4, 2023

ICER’s third annual Barriers to Fair Access report found that most prescription drug coverage policies met fair rules for patient…

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Book Club: We’ve Got You Covered

By Ellen Andrews | November 1, 2023

I wasn’t looking forward to reading yet another book promoting yet another idea to solve America’s broken healthcare system. But…

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