May 24, 2024
Providers | Tea Leaves
  • After several years of modest or declining growth, the average pay for doctors jumped 5.9 percent in 2023, rebounding from a decline of 2.4 percent in 2022. Most medical specialties experienced positive growth in 2023, with the top 10 seeing annual growth rates exceeding 7 percent, according to the 2024 Physician Compensation Report from professional medical network Doximity. Among specialties, hematology and family medicine claimed the top two spots, with double-digit percentage growth compared to 2022. (Article here)
  • Drugmakers are allowed to limit and impose conditions on pharmacies they send discounted drugs to under the 340B program, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The ruling is a win for drug manufacturers, who were previously threatened with fines from the federal government for violating guidance regarding which pharmacies they would send discounted drugs to. The Court of Appeals upholds a prior District Court ruling, which sided with drugmakers Novartis Pharmaceuticals and United Therapeutics after they sued the HHS in 2021. It’s the latest ruling regarding the controversial 340B drug program. A separate appellate court also ruled with drugmakers early last year. (Article here)