Medicare Home Infusion Bill Would Require Part B Coverage Of Equipment, Services, Open Part D Formularies
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Sponsored by Rep. Engel, the bill calls for Part D plans to maintain open formualries for home infusion drugs for two years, while the USP develops a model formulary approach for the category.
You may also be interested in...
Report released as soon-to-be committee chair Ron Wyden, D-OR, assembles plans for drug pricing legislation in the new Democratic-controlled Senate.
Former CMS acting administrator Andy Slavitt says agency’s direction during Biden administration depends on nominee, but trust fund’s looming insolvency will be ‘an issue you can’t avoid.’ The president’s priorities around health equity, racial justice and mental health will make their way into CMS policy and demonstration models, Slavitt suggests.
Demonstration, which may not survive scrutiny from the Biden Administration, includes some protections, such as prohibiting Tennessee from excluding drugs described in the Medicare Part D protected classes policy.