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Episode 16: Our Take July–Part 1

Jul 12, 2018


John shares our take on the first half of July, including CMS’s decision to green-light a Medicaid value-based drug plan, and how JJMDC added a collaboration with Mercy to its list of partnerships designed to improve patient care.

Here are some of the OurTake highlights:

  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the nation’s first value-based purchasing agreement for Medicaid, by approving Oklahoma’s request to allow the state to negotiate supplemental rebate agreements with drug manufacturers.
  • Mercy announced a research collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Cos. (JJMDC). In a press release, JJMDC said it would utilize Mercy’s data infrastructure to inform and improve regulatory decision making and health outcomes for medical devices.

In this episode

John Marchica

John Marchica is a veteran health care strategist and CEO of Darwin Research Group. He was the founder and CEO of FaxWatch, a leading business intelligence and medical education company and two-time member of the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing companies.

John is the author of The Accountable Organization and has advised senior management on strategy and organizational change for more than a decade. John earned his B.A. in economics from Knox College, an MBA and M.A. in public policy from The University of Chicago, and completed his Ph.D. coursework and doctoral exams in clinical epidemiology and health economics at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. He is a faculty associate in the W.P. Carey School of Business and the College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University.

About Darwin Research Group

Darwin Research Group Inc. provides advanced market intelligence and in-depth customer insights to health care executives, with a strategic focus on health care delivery systems and the global shift toward value-based care. Darwin’s client list includes forward-thinking biopharmaceutical and medical device companies, as well as health care providers, private equity, and venture capital firms. The company was founded in 2010 as Darwin Advisory Partners, LLC and is headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz. with a satellite office in Princeton, N.J.


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