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congress_qIRQZwMedicare Part B premiums, which cover visits to a physician and other … What’s been the reaction to the new physician payment proposal? Doctor and physician groups appear to be on board so far and a few lawmakers in both parties also have expressed …

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The proposal would change the way Medicare Part B reimburses providers for drugs. It currently pays providers the average price of a drug plus 6 percent. Under the proposed bill, the 6 percent would be reduced to 2.5 percent plus a $16 flat fee …

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“The proposal provides little detail on the ideas and overstates … This is really a solution in search of a problem while forcing virtually all Medicare Part B patients into the experiment. Republicans and Democrats agree on the importance of …

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Federal officials said they welcome congressional input. “The administration’s Part B proposal seeks to deliver better value for consumers and Medicare, while ensuring that doctors and patients continue to have access to life-saving drugs,” said Ben …

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Patrick Conway, MD, a CMS official, said the agency is willing to work with Congress to make adjustments to its Medicare Part B payment proposal, according to The Hill. Here are four insights: 1. Specifically, CMS will work on ensuring the proposal applies …

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The first proposal would end the customary practice in which Part B reimbursement includes a 6% add-on payment … in situations for which multiple drugs offer similar efficacy, Medicare would reimburse at the rate of the lowest-priced drug, with patients …

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While overall Part B drug spending is a small portion of Medicare drug spending … One of the methods garnering a lot of attention is a proposal to lower the administration add-on payment to providers, from current 6 percent of ASP, to 2.5 percent …

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