Becerra To CMS: Revisit Part B Premium Hike Given Aduhelm Price Drop

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / January 10, 2022 at 12:52 PM
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra directed CMS on Monday (Jan. 10) to rethink its decision to raise Medicare Part B premiums in 2022 given that Biogen recently said it would half the cost of its controversial Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm -- the main driver for the largest premium increase in Medicare’s history. CMS announced in November that 2022 Medicare Part B premiums would jump from $148.50 in 2021 to $170.10 in 2022. The agency told reporters much of the reason for the...

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