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How to Cope With Medicare’s Rising Costs

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Aduhelm will be administered by health care providers, and thus will be covered under Medicare Part B, rather than the Part D prescription drug program. A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday that the agency expected to release more information by mid-January about a review it is conducting of coverage of Aduhelm and other drugs of its type.Biogen’s price reduction will increase pressure on Medicare to scale back the 2022 premium increase, according to Tricia Neuman, director of the Medicare policy program at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “Even before Biogen’s announcement, it was unclear if Medicare will cover Aduhelm or how many people on Medicare would get it,” she said. Any reduction probably would not take effect qu …

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