• Exempted Beneficiary Drug Category or Class: We are considering requiring that the manufacturer rebate amount applied to the point-of-sale price for a covered drug be based on the plan's average rebate amount calculated for the rebated drugs in the same category or class. We are considering requiring sponsors to determine the average rebate amount at the therapeutic category or class level, rather than a drug-specific rebate amount, in order to maintain the confidentiality of any manufacturer-sponsor/PBM pricing relationship with respect to an individual drug. Given that rebate rates are typically negotiated at the individual drug level, we believe that the drug category/class-average approach we are considering would help maintain fair competition among drug manufacturers, as well as Part D sponsors, by preventing competitors from reverse engineering the particulars of any proprietary pricing arrangement. This approach would also increase price transparency over the status quo, especially at the drug category or class level, and improve market competition and efficiency under Part D as a result. In addition to feedback on this general approach and our rationale for it, we are seeking comment, in particular, on the drug classification system that Part D sponsors should be required to use to calculate their drug category/class-level average rebate amounts and why that system would be most appropriate for use in such a point-of-sale rebate policy. We also are seeking comment on the effect of calculating average rebates at the drug category/class level on competition and, in turn, on the total rebate dollars received.
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Vikings' disappointing specialists get one more chance to rebound In the May 23, 2013 final rule (78 FR 31294), we stated that Medication Therapy Management (MTM) activities (defined at § 423.153(d)) qualify as QIA, provided they meet the requirements set forth in §§ 422.2430 and 423.2430. To meet these requirements, the activity must fall into one of the categories listed in current paragraph (a)(1) of those regulations, which means the activity must: (1) Improve health quality; (2) increase the likelihood of desired health outcomes in ways that are capable of being objectively measured and of producing verifiable results; (3) be directed toward individual enrollees, specific groups of enrollees, or other populations as long as enrollees do not incur additional costs for population-based activities; and (4) be grounded in evidence-based medicine, widely accepted best clinical practice, or criteria issued by recognized professional medical associations, accreditation bodies, government agencies or other nationally recognized health care quality organizations. In our prior MLR rulemaking, we did not attempt to determine whether all MTM programs that comply with § 423.153(d) would necessarily meet the QIA requirements at § 422.2430 (for MA-PD contracts) and § 423.2430 (for stand-alone Part D contracts). Subsequent to publication of the May 23, 2013 final rule, we have received numerous inquiries seeking clarification regarding whether MTM programs are QIA. To address those questions and resolve any ambiguities or uncertainties, we are now proposing to specifically address MTM programs in the MLR regulations.
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• Had a break in coverage of more than 63 consecutive days. Why We're Different Fearless Food Fight Part D plan sponsors would also be required to send at-risk beneficiaries multiple notices to notify them of about their plan's drug management program. Part D plan sponsors are already expected to send a notice to some beneficiaries when the Part D plan sponsors decide to implement a beneficiary-specific POS claim edit for opioids. Therefore, we anticipate limited additional burden for Part D plan sponsors to send certain at-risk beneficiaries an additional notice to indicate their lock-in status.
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120. Section 460.71 is amended by removing paragraph (b)(7). The clinician-to-clinician communication includes information about the existence of multiple prescribers and the beneficiary's total opioid utilization, and the plan's clinician elicits the information necessary to identify any complicating factors in the beneficiary's treatment that are relevant to the case management effort.
Average MME Number of opioid prescribers or opioid dispensing pharmacies Estimated number of potentially at-risk Part D beneficiaries Some commenters recommended against exempting beneficiaries with cancer diagnoses, stating that there is no standard clinical reason why a beneficiary with cancer should be receiving opioids from multiple prescribers and/or multiple pharmacies, and that such situations warrant further review. While we understand the concern of these commenters, we maintain that beneficiaries who have a cancer diagnosis should be exempted for the reasons stated just above. Moreover, our experience with this exemption under the current policy suggests that the exemption is workable and appropriate. We understand beneficiaries with cancer diagnoses are identifiable by Part D plan sponsors either through recorded diagnoses, their drug regimens or case management, and no major concerns have been expressed about this exemption under our current policy, including from standalone Part D plan sponsors who may not have access to their enrollees' medical records.
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In addition, having more time to gather information and process these requests could be beneficial to enrollees because decisions will be more fully informed, potentially resulting in fewer decisions having to undergo further appeal. While we acknowledge that some enrollees would have to wait longer for a decision, we note that the proposed changes are limited to payment requests where the enrollee has already received the drug, ensuring any delay would not adversely affect the enrollee's health. As noted previously, when coverage is approved, the plan would remain obligated to remit payment to affected enrollees within 30 days. Allowing plan sponsors and the IRE additional time to process payment appeal requests may assist these adjudicators in allocating resources in a manner that is most efficient and enrollee friendly, for example, ensuring adequate resources are directed to processing more time-sensitive pre-service requests where the enrollee has not yet obtained the drug, particularly during periods of increased case volume.
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customer service Finally, as noted previously, the negotiated price is also the basis by which manufacturer liability for discounts in the coverage gap determined. Under section 1860D-14A(g)(6) of the Act, the definition of negotiated price used for coverage gap discounts is based on the regulatory definition of the negotiated price in the version of § 423.100 that was in effect as of the passage of the PPACA. As discussed previously, this definition of negotiated price only references the price concessions that the Part D sponsor has elected to pass through at the point of sale. As such, we are uncertain as to whether we would have the authority to require sponsors include pharmacy price concessions in the negotiated price for purposes of determining manufacturer coverage gap discounts. We intend to consider this issue further and will address it in any future rulemaking regarding the requirements for determining the negotiated price that is available at the point of sale.
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Register Section 1860D-4(c)(5)(D)(iv) of the Act, provides for an exception to an at-risk beneficiary's preference of prescriber or pharmacy from which the beneficiary must obtain frequently abused drugs, if the beneficiary's allowable preference of prescriber or pharmacy would contribute to prescription drug abuse or drug diversion by the at-risk beneficiary. Section 1860-D-4(c)(5)(D)(iv) of the Act requires the sponsor to provide the at-risk beneficiary with at least 30 days written notice and a rationale for not honoring his or her allowable preference for pharmacy or prescriber from which the beneficiary must obtain frequently abused drugs under the plan.
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