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Medicare Rebates: Bigger is Better, But is Big Government Best?

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

An inspector General report takes the first public look at rebating under Medicare Par D.For Henry Waxman the message is that private negotiation isn't working to capture deep enough discounts. But the more important message for sponsors is that the report shows CMS remains firmly committed to the private sector drug insurance model.

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