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CMS Takes Second Shot At Mandating “Trial Size” Prescriptions For Part D; Estimates Savings At $2.5 Billion By 2018

Executive Summary

CMS once again has proposed mandating that Medicare Part D prescription drug plan sponsors offer a “trial size” of first-fill prescriptions for medications treating chronic conditions and, in a step further than the previous effort, mandated that the cost-sharing be prorated based on the daily cost of the drug.

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