Wyden Urges CMS To Subtract Pharmacy Fees From Retail Drug Prices

By John Wilkerson / March 15, 2022 at 6:46 PM
Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR) is throwing his weight behind a CMS proposal to subtract pharmacy fees from the prices that Medicare beneficiaries pay when they pick up prescriptions. The policy, which is part of a proposed rule for Part D and Medicare Advantage policies , is typically touted as a measure to lower beneficiary drug spending, but Wyden emphasizes that it also would help independent retail pharmacies stay open. The regional retail pharmacy chain Bi-Mart closed 56...

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