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Slashing incentives to prescribe expensive drugs
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Currently doctors and hospitals get paid more money if they prescribe Medicare patients more expensive drugs.

It’s what’s called “misaligned incentives” and it’s helped drive Medicare Part B drug spending to almost double over the last decade to $18.5 billion dollars.

Yesterday federal health officials announced a proposed rule to realign those incentives, by encouraging doctors to prescribe more affordable – but equally effective meds. Sounds reasonable, right?

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