OHSU/OSU study: Medicare policies generate astronomical out-of-pocket costs for MS patients

//OHSU/OSU study: Medicare policies generate astronomical out-of-pocket costs for MS patients

OHSU/OSU study: Medicare policies generate astronomical out-of-pocket costs for MS patients

A senior on Medicare with multiple sclerosis can expect to pay nearly $7,000 out of pocket for their MS therapies in 2019, according to a study published Monday in Health Affairs. Researchers from OHSU and the OHSU/Oregon State University College of Pharmacy in Portland found that insurance rules have shifted more and more of the burden to patients. Since out-of-pocket costs are often tied to undiscounted list prices, even patients with insurance are negatively impacted by escalating prices, according…

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By | 2019-02-05T00:41:05+00:00 February 5th, 2019|Healthcare|

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