CMS Urged To Abandon Medicare Part D Reform Proposal

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 7:01 PM EST) -- A coalition of more than 200 health care industry stakeholder organizations on Tuesday called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to rescind its proposal unveiled last month to reform Medicare Part D, asserting that the changes will have disastrous consequences for beneficiaries.

The groups made their complaints in a letter to CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, saying that the agency's nearly 700-page proposal to revamp the popular program contains numerous trouble spots that will spike costs and hinder smooth access to health care.

“We are...
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