Well, here's an interesting little factoid buried amidst the administrivia: the long-awaited Final Rule on Covered Outpatient Drugs, a.k.a., the AMP Final Rule, is now scheduled for ... January 2014!
In case you don't feel like trolling through the Federal Register, the brief notice is reproduced below.
As a reminder, the proposed rule regarding Average Manufacturer Price (AMP) under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) was released in January 2012. A January 2013 notice suggested that the Final Rule would be released next month, per my not-quite-prescient article: AMP Final Rule is Coming...in August.
So, the deadline has been pushed back again. But, this time is different. Right?
The text below appears on page 44262 of this Federal Register notice. (Click to enlarge.) Note the date for Final Action is January 2014.
For background on the whole AMP/FUL thing, see AMP Final Rule is Coming...in August and "Medicaid and AMP-Based Federal Upper Limits" on page 112 of the 2012-13 Economic Report on Retail, Mail and Specialty Pharmacies.
Big tip o' the hat to the CIS Compliance Blog, which unearthed this little gem
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