What’s Next for the Rebate Rule?

The Trump administration enacted the Rebate Rule just before leaving office in November 2020. Analyses on the rule, including from government actuaries, show that the rebate rule would increase Medicare Part D premiums by 25% and increase taxpayer costs by 170 billion dollars. PCMA filed a lawsuit to stop the rebate rule from taking effect. In this episode, host JC Scott speaks with April Alexander, PCMA General Counsel, Vice President of State Regulatory Affairs; and Mark Newsom, principal and founder at Health Evaluation, LLC. JC, April, and Mark discuss the PCMA lawsuit, the impact of the last-minute rebate rule, and the Biden Administration’s approach to addressing the rule.