Co-Founder of GOP Doctor’s Caucus Urges CMS To Withdraw Reimbursement Cut

by admin | October 11, 2017 12:17 pm

October 11, 2017—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services should “stand down[1] and rescind its deleterious proposal” to slash what Medicare pays 340B hospitals for many of the most expensive medicines in use today, a co-founder of the U.S. House GOP Doctors Caucus says.

In a recent commentary[2] in the Capitol Hill newspaper The Hill, former Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) writes that if he were still serving in the House, he would have teamed up with the bipartisan group of 228 members[3] who signed a letter asking CMS Administrator Seema Verma to withdraw its proposal to cut Medicare Part B drug reimbursement to hospitals in the 340B drug discount program[4] by nearly 30 percent. A bipartisan group of 57 senators[5] sent Verma a similar letter the day after Gingrey’s article ran. CMS’s proposed cuts would cover expensive treatments for cancer, age-related macular degeneration, and rheumatoid arthritis, among other physician-administered drugs.  

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