Part B Rx Spending Growing Fast; Part D Spending Growing Slowly

December 07, 2018
Congressional Medicare advisers said Thursday (Dec. 6) that Medicare spending on drugs doctors administer is growing fast, and on the same day, CMS actuaries said Medicare retail drug spending growth has slowed . Both the MedPAC and CMS actuary findings jibe with an HHS blog, also published Thursday, that states Part D drug prices are comparable to those in Europe while Part B drug prices are considerably higher than anywhere else in the world. Medicare outpatient spending grew 8.4 percent...

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