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CMS approves Michigan Medicaid drug value-based payment plan

Dive Brief: CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced Wednesday the agency has approved a Michigan plan allowing its state Medicaid program to work with drugmakers to allow value-based payment arrangements in an effort to “modernize payment policies.” The proposal is the second to receive a green light, following approval of a similar Oklahoma plan in June.  … Read More »

Medical News Today: Common drug may increase lung cancer risk

A study published this week in The BMJ concludes that treatment with a particular blood pressure medication increases the risk of lung cancer, compared with other blood pressure drugs. A widely used hypertension drug comes under scrutiny in a new study. People use angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor drugs (ACEIs) for managing hypertension. They are effective,… Read More »