Oncologists Sue HHS For Applying Sequestration To Drugs, But Analysts Say Sequestration Could Help Nudge Doctors Into Part B Demos

May 31, 2018
The Community Oncology Alliance is suing the Trump administration for continuing to apply sequestration pay cuts to Medicare reimbursement for doctor-administered drugs. However, excluding Part B drug reimbursement from sequester cuts would discourage doctors from voluntarily participating in demonstrations that test drug price-cutting policies, health care analysts say. Sequestration is an automatic cut to federal government spending. Congress included sequestration in a 2011 budget law and extended it multiple times. The current sequester runs through 2027. Sequestration cuts Medicare pay...

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