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CBO predicts drug rebate would increase Medicare, Medicaid spending
Modern Healthcare

Medicare spending would climb by $187 billion and Medicaid by $7 billion over the next decade if the CMS finalizes a rule to get rid of the safe harbor for rebates for Part D drugs, according to an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

The figure is slightly below the $196 billion in new spending over the next decade that the CMS’ Office of the Actuary predicted earlier this year.