TITLE

Congress passes Medicare and Medicaid reform bill

PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Pharmaceutical Representative;Aug2008, Vol. 38 Issue 8, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 approved by the Senate and House, which eliminates expected cuts to pharmacy and doctor reimbursement in the U.S. The bill contains provisions that would cut pharmacy reimbursement and delay implementation of a new scheme that may have cut Medicaid reimbursement for generic drugs. Moreover, it notes that the provisions provide new incentives to prescribers to adopt electronic prescribing.
ACCESSION #
33765717

 

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