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Medicare Part D Rebates Related to Drugs Dispensed by 340B Pharmacies

Drug manufacturer rebates reduce the cost of the Part D program to beneficiaries and the Government. Manufacturers frequently do not pay rebates for Part D prescriptions filled at 340B covered entities and contract pharmacies since they are already providing a discount on the purchase of the drug. The Medicare Part D program does not share in the purchase discounts. Savings could be realized if requirements similar to those of the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program that require manufacturers to pay rebates were adopted by the Medicare Part D program. We will determine the upper bound of what could be saved if pharmaceutical manufacturers paid rebates for drugs dispensed through the Medicare Part D program at 340B covered entities and contract pharmacies.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
October 2017 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medicare Part D Rebates Related to Drugs Dispensed by 340B Pharmacies Office of Audit Services W-00-17-35789 2018

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