Waste not, want not

Gebhart, Fred
September 2008
Drug Topics;9/15/2008, Vol. 152 Issue 10, p59
Trade Publication
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.


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