Question:

I heard that Medicare may increase the drug payment amount for next year. Is this true?

Answer:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are proposing a change in the payment amount for new drugs under Part B, so that the payment amount would more closely match the actual cost of the drug. This change would be effective January 1, 2019, and would reduce the amount that seniors would have to pay out-of-pocket, especially for drugs with high launch prices. This information can be found at https://outlook.office365.com/owa/?realm=medlearnmedia.com&exsvurl=1&ll-cc=1033&modurl=0&path=/mail/inbox/rp.

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