Author Archives: Todd Cooperman

In July there were six new drug approvals by the FDA we deemed specific to the specialty market, three of the approvals were for biosimilar products. In addition, there were 2 supplemental drug approvals. The FDA had acted on assignment of eight new product reviews. Drugs included in this review are generally regarded by the […]

In June there were four new drug approvals by the FDA we deemed specific to the specialty market. In addition, there were 12 supplemental drug approvals. The FDA had acted on assignment of six new product reviews. Drugs included in this review are generally regarded by the industry as specialty drugs.  Qualifiers may include anticipated […]

  Is your organization ready to recapture some of the $3 Billion lost each year to drug wastage? Have single-dose vials, dose, and waste, created a reimbursement challenge? What is drug wastage? How does drug wastage occur? What is the size and scope of drug wastage? Who does drug wastage impact? How can drug wastage be addressed? […]

In May there were three new drug approvals by the FDA we deemed specific to the specialty market. In addition, there were 14 supplemental drug approvals. The FDA had acted on assignment of three new product reviews, although no PDUFA dates were published. Drugs included in this review are generally regarded by the industry as […]

In April there were four new drug approvals by the FDA we deemed specific to the specialty market. In addition, there were five supplemental drug approvals. The FDA had acted on assignment of new PDUFA dates for six new products for review. Drugs included in this review are generally regarded by the industry as specialty […]

In March there were three new drug approvals by the FDA we deemed specific to the specialty market. In addition, there were four supplemental drug approvals. The FDA had acted on the assignment of new PDUFA dates for ten new products for review. Finally, there was one product that had an extension of a PDUFA […]

As drug spend increases, so does the use of genetic tests. How does this affect claims processing? Watch to learn more: VIEW THE FULL WEBINAR [TRANSCRIPT] So, the next question that we often hear from our clients is great, don’t need to worry about this on the pharmacy benefit, medical benefit, so what we did […]

INSIDE THIS ISSUE CMS News Drug Reimbursement Code Price Updates Drugs/Devices New Clinical and Billing Information Software Updates Prioritize your Code Level Pricing CODE UPDATES Large Price Changes: We identify and report on the codes with the most substantial pricing increases or decreases each month and detail the rationale for the change. Of the 35 […]

Of about clinical 1,400 studies, 34% were tied to some sort of genetic test. This will only increase over time. Watch to learn more: VIEW THE FULL WEBINAR   [TRANSCRIPT] Now, the other piece is, okay, great, so we have these 27 products, pretty small compared to the hundreds or thousands of products that we’re […]

Today there are 27 drugs that have been approved by the FDA that have genetic companion diagnostics tied to them. Genetic-defined therapies are becoming more prevalent in many cases. Although not the case with every therapy, there is definitely a trend with drugs requiring genetic tests having a higher cost per treatment. Watch to learn […]