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CMS reduces exchange user fees, changes coupon policy for brand name drugs, in 2020 final rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today finalized payment, risk adjustment and drug policies in its annual Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for the 2020 benefit year. The 2020 payment notice is aimed at encouraging the use of generic drugs and to lower the cost of Affordable Care Act premiums, CMS said. PRESCRIPTION… Read More »

In Brief: Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder in Women and Their Partners

Because even small amounts of fetal exposure to alcohol have been associated with a constellation of adverse effects, women who are pregnant are counselled to avoid all consumption of alcohol.  Women who are pregnant or planning to conceive are highly motivated and often make fairly significant changes in their health behaviors; however, we have seen… Read More »