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About InsideHealthPolicy.com

InsideHealthPolicy.com is a subscription-fee-based daily online/newsletter service from Inside Washington Publishers, a company with over three decades of experience publishing inside news from Washington, DC. InsideHealthPolicy.com is constantly updated with news from the staff of our newsletters - Inside Drug Pricing, Health Exchange Alert, Inside CMS, and FDA Week - plus daily Short Takes and hand-picked documents, placed in a fully searchable document/news archive. It also offers special news sections on health reform, Congress, Medicare, drug pricing, and food safety. Another feature is our Morning and Afternoon Headlines e-mail alerts - sent to you early each business morning with the latest from the site to keep you on top of critical news as you begin your day.

A Quick Reference Guide to InsideHealthPolicy.com features:

  • Daily News - Several times a day, we post exclusive news on health policymaking by the agencies and Congress.
  • The Vitals - A health policy blog.
  • Inside Health Reform - a special section featuring daily news on the implementation of the health reform law.
  • Congress – an email alert service on the congressional agenda's impact on health care.
  • Drug Pricing News – an email alert service sent each time we post a news story on federal policies affecting drug prices.
  • The Documents Behind the News - Health-policy documents are hand-picked by editors and added every day to an online database that already comprises tens of thousands of documents. These include policy papers, comments, draft and final regulations, court decisions, legislative drafts, state proceedings, and many other types of information of immediate interest. They remain a part of an ever-expanding searchable library of health policy documents ready to be referenced or printed.
  • Hard copies of Inside CMS, FDA Week and/or Health Exchange Alert, depending on your subscription, sent via hand-delivery in the Washington, DC area or first class mail. The printed edition of Inside Drug Pricing is available for download as a PDF.
  • Special news sections on Health Reform, Medicare, Courts, Congress, Food Safety and more.
  • Daily E-mail Reminders - we will notify you every business morning and afternoon of the latest news added to the site. We will also notify you when the latest issues of Inside CMS, FDA Week, Inside Drug Pricing and/or Health Exchange Alert have been posted.
  • Instant Online Access to the most recent health reform news and issues of Inside CMS, FDA Week, Inside Drug Pricing and Health Exchange Alert. Subscribers can gain instant access to their latest issue (available within hours after the issue closes), and can print a copy, read the issue or individual articles online, or search the issue by subject.

Health Exchange Alert

Daily news and analysis on the hottest issue in health care reform – federal and state requirements for the health insurance exchanges. Our latest news service, Health Exchange Alert, is a must-read for policy professionals who need to stay ahead of the news curve on the fast-paced health exchange policy debate. Subscriptions include daily updates with links that connect you to the news as it happens, plus a weekly newsletter to make sure you're current on all the latest policy developments. Contact exchanges@iwpnews.com or call 703-416-8505 to find out more.

FDA Week

FDA Week is a weekly "insider" newsletter covering public policymaking surrounding the Food and Drug Administration's regulation of drugs, devices, food safety and related areas. FDA Week delivers out-ahead news that is often found nowhere else in print. It has become must-reading for the top regulatory professionals in Washington and has a national reputation for being the best news source on what will happen next at the agency.

Inside CMS

In the tradition of all Inside Washington Publishers' newsletters, the weekly Inside CMS covers Medicare and Medicaid from the inside out - delivering exclusive stories on the behind-the-scenes posturing, policymaking and paperwork for these mega-billion-dollar programs. Top professionals in health insurance, the provider industry, the administration and Congress find Inside CMS indispensable because it allows readers to influence policies before they are cast into stone.

Inside Drug Pricing

Our latest product (as of June 2018), Inside Drug Pricing takes a deep dive into the policy debate over the high cost of prescription drugs.

Inside Health Reform

A feature offering daily in-depth coverage on implementation of the new health reform law.

Subscription Costs

Pricing for InsideHealthPolicy.com is based on two components: a subscription to one or more underlying print publications, currently $705 per year for Health Exchange Alert, FDA Week, Inside Drug Pricing or Inside CMS ($755 per year outside the U.S. and Canada), plus an online access fee of $300 for a single user. Thus, if you are not currently a subscriber to any of our health newsletters, the cost of a single user subscription is a total of $1005 per year, which includes one year of online access to InsideHealthPolicy.com and an annual subscription to Health Exchange Alert, Inside CMS, Inside Drug Pricing or FDA Week.

If you already subscribe to one or more of the IWP health newsletters, you can add a single-user license to InsideHealthPolicy.com for $300 per year. Note that the underlying print subscription(s) must be maintained in order to access InsideHealthPolicy.com.

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Editorial Staff

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Health Group Publisher: Donna Haseley

FDA Week
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Chief Editor: Donna Haseley

Inside CMS
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Senior Editor: John Wilkerson
Chief Editor: Michelle M. Stein
Contributing Editor: Amy Lotven

Health Exchange Alert
Senior Editor: Amy Lotven

News Office: 703-416-8577
Chief Editor: Donna Haseley

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