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Commentary: Novartis CEO: Gene therapy offers hope of cures in a treatment, but US needs new pricing, payment model

We live in an incredible era of progress in human health. Advances in cell and gene therapies are beginning to yield powerful new treatments for some of the most devastating illnesses. With many of these new therapies we are no longer combating diseases over time, but potentially curing them in a single treatment. This is… Read More »

Medicare's bundled payment experiment for joint replacements shows moderate savings

Medicare’s randomized trial of a new bundled payment model for hip and knee replacement surgeries led to $ 812 in savings per procedure, or a 3.1 percent reduction in costs, when compared with traditional means of paying for care, finds new research. Published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the study found that the… Read More »