Dual Eligibles’ Medicaid Policy Database

Poor, elderly individuals who may qualify for both Medicaid (for being poor) and Medicare (for being elderly, blind, disabled or have ESRD). In these cases, Medicaid serves as a supplemental insurer, covering Medicare coinsurance and deductibles. The generosity of this supplemental coverage for so-called ‘dual-eligibles’ varies across states. These differences in Medicaid payments arise from…

FDA sets standards for Real-World Evidence

The 21st Century Cures Act, enacted December 2016, mandated that the FDA consider how to use real-world evidence (RWE) to bring innovative treatments to market faster. To meet this statutory requirement, the FDA has provided guidance outlining its policies for using RWE to support the approval of a new drug indication. What is real-world evidence?…