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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will slightly increase coverage for CAR-T therapies administered at certain large hospitals, and is considering other ways to pay more for the treatments, Reuters writes. CMS issued a proposed rule raising its maximum payment from 50% of estimated costs to 65%, which would increase reimbursement to $242,450 from the current $186,500. But that is still far short of actual costs. Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Novartis (NVS) charge $373,000 for advanced lymphoma, and Kymriah costs $475,000 for a type of pediatric leukemia.

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