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Medicare will not finalize Part B drug payment model

December 28, 2016

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will not finalize its proposal to change the way Medicare pays for drugs administered in physician offices. “After considering comments, CMS will not finalize the Medicare Part B Drug Payment Model during this Administration,” a CMS spokesman said. “The proposal was intended to test whether alternative drug payment structures would improve the quality of patient care and the value of Medicare drug spending. While there was a great deal of support from some, a number of stakeholders expressed strong concerns about the Model. While CMS was working to address these concerns, the complexity of the issues and the limited time available led to the decision not to finalize the rule at this time."

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