Principal CommonHealth Solutions LLC Alexandria, Virginia
Debates from Washington, D.C. frequently drown out changes happening in state capitals. This is true for drug pricing as well. As Congress continues to debate reform of the Medicare Part D benefit and potential changes to payment for physician-administered drugs covered under Medicare Part B, state legislatures have been quietly implementing policies aimed at prescription drug prices. How much do you know about what is going on in your state? What about the other 49 states? And did you know that some of these changes are bigger than Medicaid? This session is designed to give you an overview of the major policies under consideration and help you understand how those policies are impacting prescription drug prices and access.
Learning Objectives: :
At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
Explain the role of states in prescription drug spending and prescription drug pricing reform.
Describe historical efforts at the state level to control prescription drug spending and why the tools may no longer be effective.
Summarize major actions implemented by states in recent years to address spending on prescription drugs.