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WASHINGTON — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed a major payment bump for hospitals administering the cutting-edge gene therapies known as CAR-T treatments late Monday.

It’s a direct response to longstanding criticisms from the pharmaceutical industry, patient advocates, and hospitals that said Medicare’s subpar reimbursement rates for the new therapies — which can have list prices upward of $450,000 per patient — forced hospitals to choose between losing money or declining to offer the therapies at all.

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  • I hope Gilead and Novartis would agree to set the price for Yescarta and Kymrish as close as possible to say within $500 of each other to get around this average nonsense!

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