The world could soon have a new most expensive drug if an experimental gene therapy for hemophilia patients could come in with a price tag between $2 million and $3 million is approved.

For 2020, CVS Health has laid out a number of trends in the industry and several challenges to address, including chronic kidney disease care, social determinants of health, poverty and lack of healthcare access, and consumer preferences and engagement.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation savings projections keep moving, underscoring just how difficult it is to estimate the impact of untested alternative payment models, according to a recent analysis from Avalere Health.

The American College of Physicians, which represents 159,000 internists in the U.S., has endorsed a single-payer American healthcare system.

Health insurer Humana has snagged the top doctor at CMS, Kate Goodrich, MD, who served as chief medical officer of CMS and director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality.

HHS Secretary Alex Azar took some heat from President Trump after a recent poll showed Democrats leading when it came to the issue of healthcare.

 

HHS has released a draft of its five-year Federal Health IT Strategic Plan, outlining the goals, objectives and strategies for the government to pursue.

Digital health is having a moment as a healthcare subsector, reaping in billions in funding over the last several years, but its broad definition is bringing some confusion to its cause, according to a CNBC report.

Civica Rx, the startup drug company founded by health foundations, is teaming up with Thermo Fisher Scientific in a seven-year agreement to develop and manufacture medications, with Civica serving as the owner of the regulatory pathway.

Changing models across hospitals and health systems helped drive mergers and acquisition activity in 2019, according to a new report from Kaufman Hall.

The Affordable Care Act has remained strong despite the lack of an individual mandate, which was effectively stripped in the 2018 budget by Republicans.

A lower percentage of physicians reported they were burned out in a recent survey compared to five years ago.