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Ellyn Frohberg

Ellyn supports clients with evidence-based research and analysis that spans healthcare sectors and stakeholders.

With a background in state- and community-based health interventions and initiatives, she contributes to the development of client analysis and insights.

Ellyn’s background in community-based health programs includes varied research experiences. In addition to supporting Region 1 of the Louisiana Department of Health with opioid education, research, and information resources development, she provided assistance to the psychologists and addiction medicine specialists of the Fresh Start Recovery Centre and patient support. Additionally, she has provided trauma-informed care as part of a summer youth program for foster children.

Ellyn has a BS in psychology and a BSPH from Tulane University.

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New Avalere analysis finds higher premiums for the enhanced standalone drug plans participating in the model.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act appropriated $100 billion for the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund—known as the Provider Relief Fund (PRF)—and subsequent legislation appropriated an additional $75 billion through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.

Avalere analysis finds that 51% of all drug spending for non-LIS beneficiaries using insulins and enrolled in enhanced plans in 2018 was for products not participating in the model.

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.

New Avalere analysis finds that Medicare Part D patients taking brand prostate cancer drugs enrolled in Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs) have more prescriptions in the coverage gap than patients in non-employer plans.

Avalere analysis finds that former Vice President Joe Biden’s proposal to lower the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 60 could increase access to Medicare coverage for an additional 23 million individuals.

New Avalere analysis finds that 76% of uninsured individuals lawfully present in the 14 Super Tuesday states are currently eligible for Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or exchange plan subsidies.

According to a new analysis from Avalere, Medicare Part D beneficiaries who are taking mental health drugs and do not receive low-income cost-sharing support are responsible for a higher share of the cost of mental health drugs (46%) than for non-mental health drugs (23%).

Healthcare policy remains a top priority for both voters and policymakers in 2019 and has been a key part of campaign platforms.