A rule slated to take effect January 1, 2023 would reverse CMS’ long held position that manufacturer-provided assistance given to patients is excluded from best price and average manufacturer price calculation for prescription drugs. The rule change could potentially result in increased patient out-of-pocket costs for drugs and pharma companies being on the hook for ensuring they know exactly where their assistance is going.

Precision’s Ryan Cox and Reta Mourad discuss the potential fallout of the rule change.

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