Part D Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Price Cap Will Help New Part D Recipients

May 30, 2023

A newly published study in JAMA Health Forum found that new Medicare Part D price caps on out-of-pocket prescription drug costs will help new beneficiaries switching from commercial plans. The study found that the $2000 price cap in the provision, included in the Inflation Reduction Act, would save people switching from commercial plans to Part D.

According to Frank Diamond, “The retrospective, population-based cohort study compared claims from 37,324 Part D beneficiaries to 24,159 commercially insured individuals who filled prescriptions for ultra-expensive medications from 2013 through 2019. The data were analyzed in February.”

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(Source: Fierce Healthcare, May 26th, 2023)

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