Who Supports the Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model?

More than 240 Congress members penned a letter Monday to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt outlining six chief concerns with the agency’s Medicare “Part B Drug Payment Model” proposed rule. (Becker’s Hospital CFO)

As the comment period closes on a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to test new payment strategies for Medicare Part B prescription drugs, 25 organizations representing people with Medicare, health plans, and health care professionals are voicing their strong support for the model. (The Hill)

According to an August 2015 survey, 72 percent of Americans find drug costs unreasonable, with 83 percent believing that the federal government should be able to negotiate prices for Medicare. (Health Affairs Blog)

 

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