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Medicare Default Payment Of ASP+6% For Hospital Outpatient Drugs Has Industry Support

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

Executive Summary

CMS says default for reimbursement of Medicare Part B drugs used in hospital outpatient settings will be average sales price plus 6% as it seeks to improve methods of calculating a proper reimbursement rate based on data provided by hospitals. The rate has fluctuated year-to-year, from ASP+4% to ASP+6%, under the previous formula.

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