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Is Medicare Price Negotiation the Solution We Need?

Numerof Brief

On August 29th, the Biden Administration named the 10 drugs that will be subject to price negotiation with Medicare in the initial implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. Release of the list marked a milestone in a decades-long effort by Democrats to use the purchasing power of…

Transatlantic Perspectives on the Future of Pharma

For years, lawmakers have targeted the pharmaceutical industry, blaming it for the high cost of healthcare – its role in the management of Covid-19 notwithstanding.  Despite recent breakthroughs to rid the world of its worst scourges, both the U.S. and EU appear to regard pharma as the single worst actor…

Competitive Strategy for Mid-Sized Payers: Creative Collaborations are Key

Chief Healthcare Executive

Long-term success in any industry requires ongoing investment to progress customer-facing capabilities and internal operations. Health insurance is no exception and – one could argue – due to often thin differences among competitors, is a side of the health care ecosystem where smart reinvestment can create the margin to win…

Kaiser is Acquiring Geisinger. As M&A Activity Accelerates, Making These Leadership Mistakes Can Quickly End Them.


Companies across every industry undergo periods of adjustment, which include tapping someone new to steer the organization in a different direction. Changing out the CEO and replacing upper management teams may sometimes be necessary, but when that shift isn’t well-executed, it can exacerbate old problems and create new ones. The…

Healthcare Systems are Rebranding. Is it a Real Pivot or Old Wine, Just in New Bottles?


As the adage goes: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” This certainly holds true for healthcare delivery. Today, health systems are attempting to reinvent themselves again – either by changing their name, logo, North Star vision or all of the above – to better reflect what…

Key Takeaways from Numerof’s 7th Annual State of Population Health Survey


Numerof’s annual State of Population Health Survey is fast becoming the benchmark for change in healthcare delivery. Our seventh annual report reflects input from nearly 300 executives across the country on how their population health journey is going, how they feel about it, and what’s getting in the way. For a…

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