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Cathy Kelly

Senior Writer

Washington, DC
Cathy Kelly has been covering reimbursement and market access news for more than a decade for "The Pink Sheet" and other publications that are now part of Informa's pharmaceutical intelligence resources. Her expertise spans legislative, regulatory and public policy topics as well as coverage trends in public and private insurance markets. Cathy is especially interested in following the ongoing transformation of the US health care system and its effect upon major stakeholders in the biopharma industry. She is based in Washington D.C.

Latest From Cathy Kelly

Lilly’s 340B Restrictions: Jury Is Still Out On Appropriateness, But Optics Are Bad, HHS Says

Letter from department’s general counsel responds to request from the company for a pre-enforcement advisory opinion. Despite the letter, Lilly maintains its ‘limited distribution program is fully consistent with applicable laws and regulations.’

Pricing Debate Pricing Strategies

Biden's Drug Pricing Administrative Actions Could Focus On Medicare Demos

Center for American Progress suggests pricing reforms for the 'next Administration' in lieu of legislation.

Elections Pricing Debate

J&J COVID Vaccine: Single-Dose Format Will ‘Expedite’ Phase III Trial

Effectiveness can be evaluated more quickly because researchers won’t have to wait for the second dose, company executive notes during briefing on the launch of the Phase III study.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Vaccines

340B Showdown: HHS Facing Mounting Congressional Pressure To Halt Pharma Challenges

Bipartisan congressional letters seek relief from HHS but the Trump Administration has taken aim at 340B providers itself and may not be inclined to help.

Pricing Strategies Medicaid

Value-Based Contracts Are Evolving

Value-based contracting in the US is moving toward high-cost drugs for rare disease and away from lower cost chronic treatments as payers plan for the coming pipeline of cell and gene therapies. Marketed gene therapies all have some kind of risk sharing deal in place but further progress on the most innovative payment models is hampered by regulatory and operational challenges. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has taken a first step toward addressing regulatory obstacles but there is a long way to go.

Market Access Policy

Medicare Price Inflation Penalties Unlikely To Spur Greater Price Increases, Study Suggests

Results of an analysis published in JAMA could undercut arguments against legislative proposals establishing inflation penalties in Medicare.

Pricing Debate Medicare
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