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Report to Congress

Report to Congress: Prescription Drug Pricing Report

September 25, 2019
The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been directed to submit a drug pricing report containing information requested by the House Committee on Appropriations.
ASPE Data Point

Data point: Prescription Pharmaceutical Price Changes since the Release of the President’s Drug Pricing Blueprint

August 20, 2018
Using manufacturer-reported prescription pharmaceutical prices, we observe that the number of price increases has been reduced considerably since the release of the President’s Drug Pricing Blueprint, compared to the same time period in the year prior.

Observations on Trends in Prescription Drug Spending

March 7, 2016
Key findings • Expenditures on prescription drugs are rising and are projected to continue to rise faster than overall health spending thereby increasing this sector’s share of health care spending.

Competition and Choice in the Health Insurance Marketplaces, 2014-2015: Impact on Premiums

July 29, 2015
ASPE ISSUE BRIEF Steven Sheingold, Nguyen Nguyen, and Andre Chappel Disclaimer Persons with disabilities having problems accessing this document may call (202) 690-6870 for assistance.

State Purchasing Strategies Drive State Contracts with Medicare Special Needs Plans

August 31, 2009
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Payment for Medicare Advantage Plans: Policy Issues and Options

June 29, 2009
Medicare Advantage (MA) is the current program under which beneficiaries can enroll in private health plans rather than having their care covered through Medicare's traditional fee for service (FFS) program. Payments to MA plans in many areas are now substantially greater than the cost of treating comparable beneficiaries in the traditional program.

Federal Authority for Medicare Special Needs Plans and their Relationship to State Medicaid Programs

December 31, 2008
This Brief reviews the history and current status of federal special needs plans (SNPs) authority, with particular attention to provisions of interest to state Medicaid programs that have or are considering entering into contracts with SNPs to integrate or coordinate Medicaid long-term care services with Medicare primary, acute and prescription drug services for dually eligible beneficiaries.