TITLE

Taming Out-of-Control Specialty Pharmaceutical Costs

AUTHOR(S)
Palma, Steve
PUB. DATE
May 2010
SOURCE
Benefits & Compensation Digest;May2010, Vol. 47 Issue 5, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the state of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry in 2010. It states that though many drugs have been developed that have mitigated previously untreatable diseases, the costs involved are staggering. As a result, healthcare has become equally expensive for private, corporate, and federal entities. Part of the problem is also blamed on inconsistent and complicated billing methods, constantly changing payment schemes, and inconsistent contracts. To address this, it suggests consistent billing procedures, management, auditing processes.
ACCESSION #
49227891

 

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