Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) announced today that it is collaborating with Apple (NSDQ:AAPL) on a study using smart devices to manage asthma. Indianapolis-based Anthem and Apple are planning on examining how the use of everyday devices like the Apple Watch and iPhone can help individuals with asthma better self-manage their condition in search of improved clinical outcomes, according to […]
Globus Medical lands Anthem coverage win for Secure-C spinal implant
Globus Medical (NYSE:GMED) last week said it won a coverage decision for its Secure-C cervical spine implant from health insurance giant Anthem (NYSE:ANTM). Audubon, Pa.-based Globus said the decision means the device is covered by the major third-party payers in all 50 states. Anthem has more than 73 million lives under its coverage umbrella, according to Globus. The Secure-C […]
Anthem, Novo Nordisk team up for real-world diabetes drug study
Anthem’s outcomes research unit, HealthCore, and Novo Nordisk (NYSE:NVO) have joined forces to study Novo Nordisk’s semaglutide GLP-1 receptor agonist in people with Type 2 diabetes. The real-world trial is designed to compare the long-term effectiveness of the drug, also known as Ozempic, against 40 other medications among 2,250 adults with Type 2 diabetes. Get the full story […]
Anthem adds Intersect ENT’s Sinuva implant to formulary
Anthem this month added Intersect ENT‘s (NSDQ:XENT) Sinuva steroid-releasing implant to its updated formulary as a Tier 3 product, according to a note from Leerink analysts. The product is designated on Anthem’s formulary as “LD” – limited distribution – and is only available to certain pharmacies or wholesalers. Intersect ENT launched the product in the U.S. in April this year. Get the […]
Anthem exec chairman joins Proteus board | Personnel Moves – Feb. 26, 2018
Proteus Digital Health announced earlier this month that Anthem‘s (NYSE:ANTM) executive chairman, Joseph Swedish, joined the company’s board of directors. Swedish served as Anthem’s president & chief executive from 2013 until he was appointed executive chairman in 2018. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
JDRF touts win after Anthem decides to cover artificial pancreas systems
JDRF said today it successfully persuaded Anthem to cover artificial pancreas systems, after meeting the health insurer as part of its Coverage2Control campaign. America’s 25 largest health insurers now cover Medtronic‘s (NYSE:MDT) MiniMed system, according to the organization. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News.
Boehringer Ingelheim, Anthem partner for largest real-world COPD trial
As part of a research collaboration launched in 2014, Boehringer Ingelheim and Anthem have partnered to study people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in real-world settings to assess how commonly-prescribed drugs may reduce the occurrence of COPD exacerbations. The team, which also includes Anthem’s outcomes research subsidiary HealthCore, plans to investigate whether adding an inhaled corticosteroid to […]