The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program

Callers to our national helpline regularly report struggling to afford the prescription medications they need to maintain their health and well-being. The Inflation Reduction Act’s (IRA) Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Program could offer much-needed relief. In our comments, we offer recommendations to implement this program in a way that enhances affordability, ensures accuracy, and maximizes transparency.

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Interoperability and Prior Authorization Proposed Rule

The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes proposed rule.

Prior authorization is creating an ever-increasing burden on patients. We support many of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provisions in this proposed rule that would reduce this burden by improving processes, timelines, access to information, and communication.

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