About Ryan Cox, RPh, MBA, Vice President, Access Experience Team, PRECISIONvalue

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So far Ryan Cox, RPh, MBA, Vice President, Access Experience Team, PRECISIONvalue has created 11 blog entries.

Drug Pricing Reforms: Perspectives on Federal and State Efforts

Ryan dives into the drug pricing reforms at both the federal and the state level. He reviews the potential unintended consequences of the IRA on innovation. He also delves into legislation at the state level that is being developed to manage drug spend, including Prescription Drug Affordability Boards and drug importation.

How the Enhancing Oncology Model and Inflation Reduction Act May Affect Price and Spend

Ryan dives into the combined effects of the Enhanced Oncology Model (EOM) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) on the healthcare market. He discusses the potential unintended consequences for pharmaceutical companies.

Patient Affordability After the Inflation Reduction Act: Potential Impacts

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 contains a number of health care provisions, including those that will cut Medicare drug spending by an estimated $287 billion over 10 years, according to the congressional budget office. Some of the most widely discussed changes ushered in by the IRA are several near-term changes to the Medicare Part D benefit. These changes are some of the most significant changes in Medicare regulation since the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003.

Climate, Taxes, and Price Controls – What’s In the Inflation Reduction Act

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law on August 16th. The law includes new spending on climate initiatives, new taxes and enforcement, and drug pricing controls include significant changes to the Medicare Part D benefit. On the surface, measures to address drug pricing has had broad bipartisan support; however, the implications from this law may have unintended consequences to the Part D beneficiaries, payers, as well as to drug development and innovation for years.

The Impact of the Build Back Better Act Price Negotiations on Commercial and Medicare Drug Access

Stay up to date on the implications of President Biden’s new Build Back Better Act (BBBA). Ryan Cox takes us through the act's provisions to address drug spending by the federal government and private payers, as well as the impact on Medicare Drug Access.

Accumulators and Maximizers as a Drug Use Management Tool

Stay up-to-date as Ryan Cox discusses how accumulators and maximizers are being used by PBMs and health plans in response to continued pressure between plan benefit design, the expansion of manufacturer copay programs, and the growth of drug spending.

Policies and Politics—What’s in Store for Healthcare?

With Joe Biden’s inauguration as the 46th president of the United States and Democrat control of both the house and senate, there are a number of policy changes anticipated. As expected, the current focus of the administration is the pandemic, bolstering the roll-out of the vaccine and providing economic support to those parts of the economy that have been most impacted, but what else? Precision’s Ryan Cox explores some of the expected policy priorities and changes for healthcare in 2021.

What Can Health Systems Learn From 2020?

Almost to the level of saturation, there have been a remarkably high number of articles and publications examining the impact of COVID-19 on the US healthcare system. Precision’s Ryan Cox takes a look at some of the less-mentioned trends hinting at changes coming to health systems in the near future.