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Keeping Oral ESRD Drugs Out Of Bundled Payment Could Save Medicare Up To $4 Bil. By 2026 – CBO

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The Congressional Budget Office projects it will be less expensive for Medicare Part D to continue covering oral drugs used in treating end-stage renal disease because market forces will drive down costs once generic competition arrives in 2014, rather than include them in the Part B bundled payment for ESRD treatment.

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