Insights

Growth And Consolidation In The Substance Use Disorder Treatment Space

October 19, 2022

Growth in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment space has brought significant investor interest. Herein, Mark Slomiany and Deb Frier address future tailwinds and challenges to the industry.


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Emerging Payor Countermeasures To Rare Disease Cost Impact

September 28, 2022

Marwood’s Mark Slomiany addresses the growing orphan drug affordability challenge to payors and emerging countermeasures to mitigate their impact. 


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CVS Health’s Signify Acquisition Could Increase Congressional, CMS Scrutiny of Risk Adjustment, Diagnosis Codes Collected through HRAs

September 8, 2022

In-home HRAs have seen increased attention over the last year, both in their importance to MA plans, as well as potential regulatory concerns. Marwood’s Joseph Mercer examines policy considerations for deals like CVS Health and Signify Health, in light of Congressional and CMS views on in-home HRAs and potential risk adjustment reform, Medicare trust fund solvency fixes, and increased antitrust activity by FTC and DOJ.


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Hub Service Expansion In The Era Of Specialty Drugs

July 6, 2022

Pharma hub services continue to expand with the rise of specialty drugs. Herein, Mark Slomiany addresses their features, transactional trends and regulatory considerations in the patient assistance ecosystem.


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The Evolving Telepsychiatry Landscape

June 13, 2022

The burgeoning telepsychiatry space faces rapidly evolving regulatory and competitive dynamics.  Marwood Group’s Mark Slomiany examines the market landscape and policy considerations in this behavioral health subsector as the public health emergency draws to an end.


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The Resurgence of Independent Pharmacy

May 16, 2022

Independent community pharmacies, once written off, are benefiting from the tailwinds of a post-big box store era. Herein, Marwood’s Mark Slomiany elaborates on how the current landscape benefits nimble independent community pharmacies that not only achieve cost control but diversify their services.


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Inflation May Accelerate Trends Reshaping the Healthcare Landscape

March 15, 2022

The recent spike in inflation has yet to fully percolate through the healthcare value chain. Marwood’s Mark Slomiany provides perspective on payor and provider measures and countermeasures likely to accelerate trends reshaping the industry.


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