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Medicare considers overhaul of doctors’ payments for drugs
Washington Post

Medicare officials proposed Tuesday to test new ways of reimbursing doctors who administer drugs in their offices and hospital outpatient clinics, with a long-term goal of encouraging greater use of treatments that are high quality but less costly.

The proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would apply to Medicare Part B, which covers drugs such as infused cancer medications and injectable antibiotics. Last year, Medicare spent about $20 billion on Part B drugs.

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