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Trending News – October 14, 2021

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In this minisode, Mindy, Ryan, and Jen discuss a few recent newsworthy items including: the latest in COVID-19 vaccines and treatments (00:34), updates on Pfizer’s copay assistance legal battle (03:55) and surprise billing arbitration (06:30), and the start of Medicare Advantage & Part D open enrollment (10:42).

 

Podcast Tags: COVID-19, vaccines, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, surprise billing, copay assistance, healthcare, healthcare news

Source Links:

· https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/us/politics/pfizer-boosters-fda-authorize.html 

· https://www.fiercebiotech.com/biotech/merck-s-oral-covid-19-antiviral-slashes-hospitalizations-prevents-deaths-phase-3-sparking?mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF_26eZ92mFcnqWj2kp5mJmBNQxAYY92bvbzylD4BZwugrf-Cgj2MFcLKaDtVAgudm2ZoB_CwSBt4ZrAyzpplj9smBgVLNevUxhsi8R6BGMi0nHVRyiqg&mrkid=65631392 

· https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/01/us/politics/fda-pfizer-children-boosters-moderna-johnson.html  

· https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/us/politics/johnson-vaccine-booster-coronavirus.html?utm_campaign=KHN%3A%20Daily%20Health%20Policy%20Report&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=166828072&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8zjAA2sq6MFpwO_AjAqN3mJu0jM89LHFfRU55EtZuYIYnmV5vsziga14y_jLNq9u2ehvyvxiaxzg-gkUuJdwpU1kEnoQ&utm_content=166828072&utm_source=hs_email 

· https://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2021/10/03/pfizer-medicare-kickbacks-copay-assistance-hhs-lawsuit/?mkt_tok=ODUwLVRBQS01MTEAAAF_6kX1RFxQX7PI_L66DtpDUawamai0HLEEnHaSmt0ATcAT48baYoL2p7rxaPINzCrkEAk9mLuHauRXyDDMRtYoSX_PSBrTNdYUWaxBCbB_MBP7 

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals/biden-admin-releases-surprise-billing-rule-detailing-arbitration-process?mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF_3LPxV-4OsO5wC33D-Ukc9RW9RI95pNRuBwRkNX_dt8A2VORhoIb_jcD-w3VtkDYOlDJyq5y4bkGhL5qxE7XWtot6Cxf1QTJD0q4GLQ0HctkjsXzwXg&mrkid=65631392 

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/medicare-advantage-premiums-to-decline-slightly-2022-part-d-to-rise-by-nearly-5?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&mrkid=65631392&mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF_1ced-_CJWe5bAtj7FVS_ngBpZ3lN-zDY2ZQ9YV5wwFelcw6QW1Cq5Xscpxj5XgtFnoukouNyaVYOzlGel6ILx5qZ7s4jTqiahM3PoLKrYum0kC1H5A

· https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/payer/unitedhealthcare-aetna-cigna-anthem-medicare-advantage-2022?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=internal&mrkid=65631392&mkt_tok=Mjk0LU1RRi0wNTYAAAF_6kQ3h-pgu8OegBwTgK1RPMvnDGIyyDJF1BWGkxJPnLZ2WZrIySzaQyTSsiK71dcZBDs05tuD4n1hoHunsQ6EP7QqJvbEoDW3ZxuHnMFe0aUt6-wVKg 

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Mindy McGrath, Healthcare Industry Learning Lead

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Ryan Hummel, Executive and Head of Provider Sector

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Jen Burke, Healthcare Industry Strategist

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