ACR urges CMS to revise policy excluding copay assistance from counting toward deductible

The American College of Rheumatology is urging CMS to reconsider its current policy of allowing insurers to exclude copay assistance programs from counting toward a patient’s deductible, according to a press release.In a submitted comment to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, ACR President Douglas White, MD, PhD, stated that patients with rheumatic diseases often rely on higher-priced therapies, such as biologics, to manage their disease and improve their quality of life. He argued that copay assistance programs enable patient access to these necessary treatments.“To allowRead More

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