COA Releases Statement on Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act

July 24, 2019

SAP Partners | <b>Community Oncology Alliance (COA)</b>

On behalf of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), Ted Okon, executive director of COA, has released a statement regarding the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act.

On behalf of the Community Oncology Alliance (COA), Ted Okon, executive director of COA, has released a statement regarding the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act. While COA supports certain provisions in the package, including encouraging a healthy and competitive biosimilars market, transparency around pharmacy benefit managers, and changes to grandfathered site-neutral payments for hospitals, there are some provisions COA is opposed to. For example: the proposal to include support from patient assistance programs in the calculation of Average Sales Price, which is the basis for Medicare Part B drug reimbursement.

According to Okon, the provision would lead to drug manufacturers to reduce or eliminate programs. Read the full press release.