Medicare drug price negotiations: policy implications of the first 10 drugs’ features

9 April 2024 - This article describes how CMS’s approach to implementing the negotiations will be shaped by the distinctive ...

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Medicare opens door for covering obesity drugs

21 March 2024 - The agency says health plans may pay for the drugs if used to prevent heart attacks and ...

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New treatment for essential tremor now available through Medicare

19 March 2024 - Australians living with essential tremor can now access magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound through Medicare, with the ...

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Biden says Medicare should negotiate prices for at least 50 drugs each year, up from a target of 20

6 March 2024 - That proposal is one of several new health care policy plans Biden will outline during his State ...

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House looks to weaken Medicare negotiation

29 February 2024 - Two proposals to weaken Medicare’s drug price negotiation program are getting a hearing before a House Energy ...

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Federal judge tosses PhRMA lawsuit challenging Medicare drug negotiations

12 February 2024 - A Texas federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging the Biden administration’s Medicare drug price ...

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Biden-Harris Administration to make first offer for drug price negotiation program, launches new resource hub to help people access lower cost drugs

1 February 2024 - Department of Human and Health Services also releases new research showing that the United States pays ...

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At 40, Medicare’s a marvel but it’s time for a health check

30 January 2024 - Big birthdays are a moment for reflection. And at 40, many of us need a check-up to ...

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Will Medicare push drug prices down in 2024?

29 January 2024 - Medicare participants will get insight this year into how much the prices of certain drugs will ...

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Commemorating 40 years of Medicare

29 January 2024 - The Australian Government is releasing a special edition Medicare card in 2024 to commemorate the 40th anniversary ...

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Medicare patients on pricey drugs are saving big this year

15 January 2024 - For the first time, Part D plan patients will hit a ceiling on how much they pay ...

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Has the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services implicitly adopted a value framework for Medicare drug price negotiations?

15 December 2023 - The US Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 created several major policy changes to the pricing of prescription ...

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CMS releases revised guidance for Medicare prescription drug inflation rebate program

14 December 2023 - Under President Biden’s lower cost prescription drug law, drug companies will pay rebates to Medicare for ...

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Reimbursement to pharmacies for generic drugs by Medicare Part D sponsors

5 December 2023 - Pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) manage prescription drug benefits on behalf of health insurers; PBMs negotiate reimbursements for ...

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Cost of exempting sole orphan drugs from Medicare negotiation

27 November 2023 - This cross-sectional study identified 25 “sole orphan” drugs qualifying for exemption from Medicare price negotiation.  ...

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