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CMS Expects Medicare Prescription Premiums to Rise

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Medicare prescription drug premiums are expected to increase next year, according to CMS projections issued Monday.

The average monthly premium for basic prescription drug coverage is expected to rise to $30 from the $29.67 average this year, according to bids submitted by drug and health plans.

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Source: ModernHealthcare.com

The small increase reverses the small drop from last year when the average drug plan premium was $30.76. At the time, CMS officials credited a number of efforts for the drop, including an increased use of generic medications.


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