IRA's in­fla­tion-linked re­bates would've saved gov­ern­ment $3.7B from 2018 to 2020 — JA­MA re­search

A new analy­sis from Har­vard’s Aaron Kessel­heim points to the re­cent­ly signed In­fla­tion Re­duc­tion Act as a way that Medicare could’ve saved even more mon­ey had it be­gun ear­li­er.

Pub­lished in the Jour­nal of the Amer­i­can Med­ical As­so­ci­a­tion on Tues­day by Kessel­heim and Ben Rome, along­side Alexan­der Egilman, the analy­sis point­ed out that rou­tine price in­creas­es by drug­mak­ers every Jan­u­ary are no longer that straight­for­ward thanks to this sweep­ing law. If the price of a drug in­creas­es faster than in­fla­tion, drug man­u­fac­tur­ers have to re­im­burse Medicare via re­bates start­ing this year.

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