CMS Puts Off Medicare Drug Program Updates For Future Rulemaking

By Ariel Cohen / May 22, 2020 at 3:20 PM
CMS is delaying proposals to help seniors with drug costs, help plans negotiate lower drug prices and help pharmacies deal with performance programs that pharmacies say pharmacy benefit managers unfairly use to take back money months after filling prescriptions. Those policies were part of a proposed annual rule for Medicare Advantage and Part D, but they were not included in the final version of that rule published Friday (May 22). CMS said its response to the pandemic prevented agency staff...

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