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Federal Policy

As the largest, single US healthcare payer, the government plays a dominant role in shaping the healthcare marketplace. Our experts track, interpret, and model federal policies that affect insurance coverage, access, and consumer choice so you can see around the bend.

Kelly Brantley

Charitable Assistance Covers a Small Share of Part D Non-LIS OOP Costs

As policymakers discuss ways to curb program expenditures and improve patient affordability in Medicare Part D, the role of charitable assistance in helping beneficiaries with out-of-pocket (OOP) costs has garnered interest. To understand the relationship between charitable assistance and various Part D metrics, Avalere examined Part D prescription drug claims for beneficiaries without the Low Income Subsidy (LIS) for 2014 and 2018.

Kelly Brantley

Melissa Morley Joins Avalere Health

She deepens the firm’s post-acute and policy analytics capabilities, bringing nearly 15 years' worth of policy analytics experience to Avalere with a specific focus on the provider sector.

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