Friday, January 11, 2019

Louisiana adopts ‘Netflix’ model to pay for hepatitis C drugs

Washington Post: To Your Health - January 10, 2019 

Louisiana adopts ‘Netflix’ model to pay for hepatitis C drugs
Louisiana will use the 'Netflix' model, with the goal of treating 10,000 people with hepatitis C in its Medicaid and prison population by 2020.
By Carolyn Y. Johnson January 10 at 5:49 PM

Instead of paying for each prescription individually, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) said the state would essentially pay a subscription fee to a drug company, an alternative payment arrangement that has become known as the “Netflix model.” The state would then get unlimited access to the drug, similar to how consumers pay a monthly fee to stream unlimited television shows and movies.
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