This report identified a total of 25 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes with average sales prices (ASP) that exceeded average manufacturer prices (AMP) by at least 5 percent in the second quarter of 2010. Of these 25 HCPCS codes, 10 had complete AMP data (i.e., AMP data for every drug product that CMS used to establish reimbursement amounts). If reimbursement amounts for all 10 codes with complete AMP data had been based on 103 percent of the AMPs during the fourth quarter of 2010, the report estimates that Medicare expenditures would have been reduced by $713, 000 in that quarter alone. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find report.Of the 519 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes with reimbursement amounts based on average sales prices (ASP), 358 had average manufacturer prices (AMP) for every national drug code (NDC) that the Centersanbsp;...
|Title||:||Comparison of Second-Quarter 2010 Average Sales Prices and Average Manufacturer Prices|
|Publisher||:||DIANE Publishing - 2011-04-01|