Catching Up with the Latest from CMS

June 21, 2023

The US Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has been busy over the past few months. In a new Becker’s Payer Issues article, learn about the 13 latest moves by the agency that you should know. The first is a new projection by the agency, which expects to see a 7.7% increase in payer spending this year, as well as a 2.1 drop in Medicare spending.

According to Jakob Emerson, “CMS and the FDA are discussing how to handle obesity drugs in Medicare, Bloomberg Law reported June 7. The agencies are in talks over “what to do about obesity drugs,” FDA Commissioner Robert Califf said publicly. Mr. Califf’s comments indicate CMS could expand weight loss drug benefits, according to the report.”

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(Source: Becker’s Payer Issues, June 20th, 2023)

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