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Medicare To Test New Payment Approaches For Some Prescription Medications
Kaiser Health News

Medicare plans to test new ways to pay for prescription medications given in doctors’ offices and hospital outpatient centers — moves likely to win praise from some policy experts, but opposition from facilities and practitioners.

Under a two-part proposal released Tuesday, regulators aim to reduce what some economists and policy experts say are financial incentives for doctors to choose higher-cost medications even when less expensive drugs may be equally or more effective.