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CMS seeks savings through changes in Medicaid drug payments
Modern Healthcare

The CMS said the federal and state governments would save about $17.7 billion over five years with adjustments to the way Medicaid pays for prescription drugs. A proposed rule, which implements provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, seeks to make Medicaid reimbursement for medications more transparent and more closely aligned with what pharmacies pay for the drugs, according to a CMS news release.