NPRChamber Releases Statement Opposing Proposed Changes to Medicare Part B Program

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Washington, DC (October 29, 2018) — The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce has released the following statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement on changes to the Medicare Part B program:

“The Medicare Part B program is an important program that provides patients with the most effective drug and treatment options available. However, recent proposals by the administration may negatively impact patient access to Part B drugs by altering reimbursement structures, allowing third party drug distributors to come between doctors and their patients, and limiting an open and free economy that has successfully provided the best products to American consumers for decades. Our organization is concerned that these changes will create additional roadblocks for Hispanic beneficiaries who already face barriers to quality care. We urge Congress to reject this proposal and encourage the administration to seek changes that benefit patients.”