‘Doc Fix’ Would Restore Rx Discounts for Kids’ Hospitals
The bill passed by the Senate last night to delay scheduled Medicare physician payment cuts includes a provision that would allow children's hospitals to continue receiving large discounts for so-called "orphan drugs," which treat rare medical conditions. An unintentional drafting error in the federal health reform law cut children's hospitals out of the discount program.
- "Health Law Fix to Save Childrenâs From Added Costs" (Viser, Boston Globe, 12/9).
- "Children's Hospitals Lose Some Drug Discounts" (Pear, New York Times, 12/7).