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CMS reduces exchange user fees, changes coupon policy for brand name drugs, in 2020 final rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment, risk adjustment and drug policies in its annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2020 benefit year. The 2020 payment notice is aimed at encouraging the use of generic drugs and to lower the cost of Affordable Care Act premiums, CMS said. PRESCRIPTION… Read More »

Trump backs needle exchange, not supervised injections, in his HIV strategy

The Trump administration is backing needle exchange programs to reach its goal of ending HIV transmission within a decade, and will continue to oppose supervised injection sites where people inject illegal drugs in a room with a healthcare provider nearby. The policy position, stated by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at the National… Read More »