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CMS Officially Puts Plans On Notice To Stop Using Pharmacy Gag Orders

May 17, 2018
CMS officially put drug plans on notice to stop using so-called gag orders that prohibit pharmacists from telling customers when it is more expensive to use insurance to buy drugs. The policy fits with the administration’s drug price transparency initiative. Insurance companies and pharmacy benefit managers sometimes include gag clauses in contracts with pharmacies. These clauses prevent pharmacists from telling customers when they could pay less for drugs by paying cash, instead of billing their insurance and paying the required...


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