Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Providers

A new analysis from the Urban Institute found there is $26.8 billion left in a COVID-19 relief fund meant to shore up hospitals’ revenue holes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the analysis, $7.1 billion of the provider relief fund has not been allocated...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Payers

Centene’s CFO told inventors that the company will evaluate proposals from pharmacy benefits companies next year to manage the health insurer’s $30 billion per year drug spend. In 2018, Centene fired CVS Caremark as its PBM and shifted the drug purchasing...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021: Mental Health

Findings from the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) suggest that the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the nation’s well-being. Between October to December 2020, youths ages 12 to 17 who had a past-year major depressive episode (MDE)...

Wednesday, October 27, 2021: D.C. News

Democrats are uniting around a plan to offer a few years of subsidized private insurance to low-income people in states that haven’t expanded Medicaid. The move is an effort to fill the coverage gap in those states that has been a major piece of the...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021: Payers

Business groups are asking the White House to delay implementing President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The National Retail Federation, the American Trucking Associations, and the Retail Industry Leaders Association asked officials to give businesses 90 days...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021: Life Sciences

Moderna released trial results for its COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 to 11, saying it provides a “robust” immune response after two doses. The company said that two 50-microgram doses of the vaccine, half the dosage given to adults, produced...