Inside CMS - 10/12/2017

Lawmakers Want Beneficiaries To Get Bigger Share Of Drug Rebates

October 11, 2017
A bipartisan group of 54 House lawmakers on Oct. 3 asked CMS to force plans and pharmacy benefit managers to give Part D beneficiaries a larger share of rebates, discounts and pharmacy price concessions. Although consumers are the focus of the letter, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association President and CEO Mark Merritt said pharmacies, which are trying to get out of paying discounts, would be the true beneficiaries of the proposed policies. Pharmacies counter that pharmacy benefit managers are charging fees...

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