Tag Archives: Cost

MGMA to ONC: consider cost, complexity of compliance with new interoperability rules

The Medical Group Management Association is the latest industry group to offer feedback to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about their proposed interoperability rules. WHY IT MATTERSMGMA has big concerns about the cost, administrative burden the rules could put on physician practices, as well… Read More »

Novartis slaps $2M-plus price tag on newly approved gene therapy Zolgensma—and cost watchdogs approve

Industry watchers have been speculating for months about just how high Novartis would price gene therapy Zolgensma on approval—and just how payers would cover it. And with the FDA’s green light, they now have an answer. The Swiss drugmaker will roll out the drug, a one-time treatment for pediatric patients less than 2 years of… Read More »

Roche’s Tecentriq-Avastin lung cancer combo gets a lift from England’s cost watchdogs

Roche has some hard-earned knowledge about working with England’s cost watchdogs, especially where its cancer drugs are concerned. And it put that know-how to use to score backing for Tecentriq in lung cancer. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) decided to back the immuno-oncology drug, in combination with Roche’s Avastin and chemo,… Read More »

How to Avoid High Cost of Cremation in Los Angeles

The cremation services are considered to be respectful alternative to traditional burial services. Cremation is the process where the dead bodies of the deceased are burnt and the ashes are kept for the remaining rites and as memorial. The traditional and standard funerals and burials vary from culture to culture and religion to religion. However,… Read More »