Last Updated: April 11, 2018
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By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier Inc. Nationwide, health systems are experiencing a widespread shortage of CII narcotics used primarily for pain control and/or sedation in a hospital setting due to one vendor’s manufacturing shutdown. In speaking (more…)

Last Updated: January 31, 2018
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By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier Inc. Premier and its members applaud President Trump’s remarks on tackling opioids and combatting rising drug costs in his State of the Union address. To effectively tackle this crisis, outdated (more…)

Last Updated: January 9, 2018
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By Mark Hiller, vice president of bundled payment services, Premier Premier commends the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center for launching the next generation voluntary bundled payment model to foster greater innovation and collaboration across the care (more…)

Last Updated: January 9, 2018
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By Joe Damore, vice president of population health management, Premier Premier commends the 561 newly-approved, renewing and already existing accountable care organization (ACO) participants in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). We are especially pleased to congratulate the 25 ACOs (more…)

Last Updated: December 7, 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five leading healthcare organizations applaud the introduction of H.R. 4580, the “ACO Improvement Act of 2017” sponsored by Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) and Rep. Diane Black (R-TN). The American Medical Association (AMA), AMGA, Medical Group Management Association (more…)

Last Updated: November 30, 2017
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By Blair Childs, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Premier Premier and its members are extremely disappointed with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decision to eliminate Episode Payment Models (EPMs) and the Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Incentive Payment (more…)

Last Updated: January 8, 2018
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By Susan DeVore, CEO, Premier   Premier and its members commend the President in nominating Alex Azar to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Premier has worked with Mr. Azar when he served (more…)

Last Updated: November 8, 2017
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By Blair Childs, senior vice president of public affairs, Premier Premier and its members commend the FDA for taking important steps through draft guidance to stem drug manufacturers’ abuse of the Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) – a process that (more…)