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Insight and opinions from Commonwealth Medicine experts.

April 10, 2019

Would ending some drug rebates for PBMs lower list prices and patient out-of-pocket-costs? Our pharmacy experts Mckenzie Taylor & Stephanie Tran explore a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services that would change the Medicare & Medicaid pricing system.

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$200 Million
saved annually for the MassHealth pharmacy program. Figure most recently updated in 2016
$10 saved for every $1 spent
for clients with our Hepatitis C drug monitoring program
6 million
newborn screening tests performed annually