|Action Center - Six Classes|
The Centers for the Medicare and Medicaid Services has proposed a rule to make changes to the Six Protected Classes. While we applaud CMS’ efforts to lower drug prices, we as pharmacists recognize that the least expensive medication may not always be the best medication for the patient. Unwanted side effects that can lead to hospitalization and physician visits can add unneeded patient harm as well as costs to the system in areas outside of the cost of medications. Savings gained by restricting access to drugs in the Six Protected Classes will only lead to additional costs for patients, providers, and taxpayers.
We need you to Get Loud, and let your representative(s) know that we need the Six Protected Classes.
ASCP has joined with The Partnership for Part D Access to fight for protections for America’s most vulnerable patients —and you can help!
The process is easy and the letters are populated with room for you to customize them.
Take Action on the Six Protected Classes!
Please take a moment to use our ASCP Action Center to write a letter to representative(s). Let the agency know why this policy is important and ask them to reconsider the changes to the Six Protected Classes policy under “Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage To Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of- Pocket Expenses (CMS-4180-P)”
In response to this proposal ASCP, along with 75 of our members, wrote a letter to the agency urging them to reconsider these life-threatening changes.
In addition to ASCP’s letter, the society also partnered with NCPA and SCPC to write a letter that addresses our collective concerns regarding CMS’ Proposed Changes to Lower Drug Prices in Medicare Advantage and Part D.