Inside Drug Pricing - 07/08/2019

Trade Groups Lean On White House To Revamp Or Pull Rebate Rule

By John Wilkerson
July 3, 2019 at 2:48 PM
HHS is poised to ban rebates, and the National Community Pharmacists Association and the Better Medicare Alliance each plan to lobby White House budget officials next week for changes to the regulation, though the Better Medicare Alliance, which includes Medicare Advantage plans, unions and employers, prefer that HHS terminate the rulemaking. The HHS Office of Inspector General proposed to ban drug rebates that aren’t given directly to beneficiaries upon purchasing drugs. The Office of Management and Budget recently began reviewing...

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