CMS Budget Plan: $1 Bil. Increase For Administrative Activities Is New, But Drug Policy Proposals Are Old
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
CMS budget plan reprises Medicare drug rebates for dual eligibles, eliminating brand/generic patent settlements and other unsuccessful Rx proposals.
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