For the Week of October 24, 2016

Has the final rule about the new drug plan been issued by CMS?

At this moment, there is no word on when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will release a final rule covering the new drug plan. However, a CMS representative did report to Congress that the agency had “received feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on several issues, including the size of the model, patient access in small practices and rural areas, and the importance of patient input.” He also said that the agency is “reviewing all comments closely to determine whether adjustments are needed.”