TITLE

Waste not, want not

AUTHOR(S)
Gebhart, Fred
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Drug Topics;9/15/2008, Vol. 152 Issue 10, p59
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the move of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reduce reimbursement limits on the types, quantities and settings in which drugs are used in the U.S. CMS believes that they have been overpaying people for years and presently they are under intense pressure to cut costs. It is stated that CMS halted compensating for unused or wasted drugs and biologics in multi-dose containers and remains to pay for drug wastage in single-dose containers. It is also said that restricting reimbursement regulation affects the treatment options.
ACCESSION #
34733527

 

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