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November 23, 2021: MGMA and other leading health organizations urge CMS to reinstate step therapy prohibition in MA plans for Part B drugs

Advocacy Letter - November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021

The Honorable Chiquita Brooks-LaSure
Administrator Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850

Via Electronic Delivery Re: Step Therapy for Part B Drugs in Medicare Advantage

Dear Administrator Brooks-LaSure,

The undersigned organizations, representing millions of Medicare beneficiaries with life-threatening, complex, chronic conditions and/or the physicians who care for them, are asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to ensure that beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans continue to have appropriate and timely access to the therapies they need to properly manage their conditions. CMS was recently presented with current examples of patient harm due to the implementation of utilization management protocols and we are asking that the agency move swiftly to reinstate the step therapy prohibition in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans for Part B drugs.

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