IRA's price ne­go­ti­a­tion pro­vi­sion would've saved Medicare $26.5B from 2018 to 2020, JA­MA study says

New re­search shows Medicare could have saved 5% be­tween 2018-2020, if the In­fla­tion Re­duc­tion Act had been passed in 2018 and Medicare start­ed us­ing the law’s price ne­go­ti­a­tion au­thor­i­ty.

The study pub­lished Fri­day in JA­MA Health Fo­rum — from Har­vard’s Aaron Kessel­heim and Ben Rome, along with Sarosh Na­gar, Alexan­der Egilman, William Feld­man and Jun­yi Wang — looked to eval­u­ate how CMS’ new ne­go­ti­a­tion au­thor­i­ty would be im­ple­ment­ed.

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