Medicare proposes no changes for anemia drugs
Medicare officials do not plan at this time to change payment terms for anemia drugs used in kidney patients who are undergoing dialysis.
The agency, which is slated to issue a final decision on the matter in June, also said it has found no clear proof that the drugs provide clinical benefits other than increasing hemoglobin.
Endorsement of current reimbursement guidelines would benefit shares of Amgen Inc, which rakes in billions from sales of its flagship Epogen anemia drug for treatment of kidney dialysis patients.
- Primary Care Docs Average More Hospital Revenue Than Specialists
- 69% of Employers Plan to Offer Healthcare Coverage After 2014
- How Chargemaster Data May Affect Hospital Revenue
- Building a Better Healthcare Board
- Q&A: Catholic Health Initiatives' New Senior VP for Capital Finance
- ED Physicians Key to Half of Hospital Admissions
- Hospital Pricing Irks Nurses; More Jobs, Less Pay
- Insurer's App Aims to Lower Healthcare Costs, Securely
- CMS Seeks to 'Rapidly Reduce' Medicare Spending with $1B in Grants
- Quiet ORs Better for Patient Safety