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Prescription Benefits

CMS Proposed Changes to Prescription Benefits

At the end of last month, CMS proposed a rule to change some key components of prescription coverage for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. The key change revolves around the six protected classes: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, immunosuppressants for transplant rejections, antiretrovirals and antineoplastics (typically cancer treatment drugs). The six protected classes acknowledge that …

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CMS Final Rule 2019

CMS Final Rule 2019

November sees the publishing of Medicare’s final rules for 2019. It has allowed for sweeping changes to Telehealth, provider reimbursement and Quality reporting. Medicare will now reimburse for patients connecting with their provider in a telecommute session to determine if an in-office visit is necessary. Changes made to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will shift …

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