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Oncology Groups Respond to CMS' Proposals for Payment Cuts

Tony Hagen @oncobiz
Published: Saturday, Jul 14, 2018

Alex Azar

Alex Azar
Provoking consternation from oncology groups, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a slate of changes that would reduce payment for some forms of patient evaluation and management (E/M) and reduce the payment margin over wholesale acquisition cost (WAC) for Medicare Part B drugs.

CMS has billed the proposed cuts for 2019 as way to reduce the out-of-pocket expense that patients face for medical care and achieve President Donald Trump's goals for lowering the overall cost of healthcare and eliminating wasteful spending.

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