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Inside CMS - 02/08/2018

Senate Budget Deal Seems To Include Part D Offset That Drug Makers Oppose

February 07, 2018
Drug lobbyists and policy analysts say the Senate budget deal includes a Medicare Part D offset that the brand drug industry strongly opposes, but they say the details of the measures are unclear because they are written in a way that is difficult to decipher. The Senate deal would increase drug companies' share of coverage-gap discounts from 50 percent to 75 percent, and it might also count those discounts toward beneficiary out-of-pocket spending to reduce government spending on catastrophic drug...


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