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Mandatory Favored Nation Pilot Cuts Doctor Pay, Limits Rx Access

By John Wilkerson / November 20, 2020 at 8:53 PM
Trump administration officials announced Friday (Nov. 20) a pilot that, starting Jan. 1, mandates seven years of deep Medicare pay cuts to doctors nationwide and that is projected to make fewer drugs available to seniors. Drug makers are expected to sue over the pilot, and analysts say the pilot is vulnerable to legal challenges because HHS didn’t undertake the public rulemaking process. The so-called most-favored nation demonstration is accompanied by a separate regulation to ban drug rebates, and that rule...


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