Vaccines / Preventive Services
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Tune into another episode of Start Your Day with Avalere. In this segment, experts from our vaccines team discuss the general outlook for the vaccines marketplace and pipeline.
Vaccine development is at the forefront of global efforts to address the COVID-19 pandemic, with a rapidly growing pipeline of candidates that will expand the existing vaccine landscape.
Avalere analysis finds Medicare incurred $106.4 billion in 2016–2018 treating diseases potentially preventable with inline vaccines and select pipeline vaccine candidates. Those diseases also resulted in beneficiary costs of approximately $9.6 billion during the same time period.
A proposal to eliminate shoulder injuries from the list of vaccine-related conditions that warrant federal compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) highlights the administrative challenges posed by these claims and provides an opportunity to consider reforms to modernize the program.
Although influenza disease burden is high, vaccine uptake remains low.
An Avalere analysis finds that Medicare Part D plans allow $0 cost-sharing for select vaccines just 4% of the time, likely affecting immunization uptake.
On January 29, Richard Hughes published a piece on the Health Affairs blog discussing the presidential candidates’ opportunities to incorporate preventative services into their healthcare policy platforms.
On December 16, Avalere policy experts, including Senior Adviser Dr. Angela Shen, published a piece in Health Affairs blog entitled “Shaping the 2020 National Vaccine Plan.” It explores the progress to date against the 2010 National Vaccine Plan (NVP), recurring challenges, and the 2020 NVP.
Two decisions finalized in the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule have important implications for vaccine policy and access.
On November 13, Avalere policy experts published a piece in the Health Affairs blog about considerations for developing and harmonizing HIV prevention recommendations to drive the goal of eliminating HIV.
Since the 1980s, all 50 states have used immunization requirements as a condition of school entry to protect the public’s health from vaccine-preventable diseases.
On August 21, Avalere policy experts published a piece on the Health Affairs blog highlighting the impact of advancements in treatment and screening technology on the newborn screening landscape.
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Avalere experts recently presented “A Comprehensive Analysis of Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Medicare” at the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit in Atlanta, GA.
On May 24, Avalere policy experts published a piece on the Health Affairs blog highlighting opportunities to leverage quality measurement tied to payment to drive adult immunization uptake and achieve national population health targets.
On May 7, Avalere policy experts published a piece in the Health Affairs blog about the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations, and how they may be leading to provider practice confusion and potential access barriers for patients.
On May 3, the Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, in partnership with other Department of Health and Human Services agencies, released a request for information (RFI) from stakeholders on strategies for the development of a Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) Federal Action Plan, an initiative designed to address the domestic STD public health epidemic.
An April 9 hearing before the Senate Finance Committee entitled “Drug Pricing in America: A Prescription for Change” included discussion related to cost-sharing for preventive services in the Medicare Part D.
On April 9, Avalere policy experts published a piece in the Health Affairs blog about the administration’s recently launched “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” initiative.