On January 20, the Biden administration issued a “regulatory freeze” memo asking agencies to consider postponing rules that have been published in the Federal Register but have not yet taken effect and open a 30-day comment period. This would allow President Biden’s appointees or designees to review and assess any new rules.
In light of the President’s memo, we ask the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to freeze “Docket CMS-9914-P, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022” (NBPP 2022)” and open it up for comment. Additionally, in your review of NBPP 2022, we ask that you reinstate NBPP 2020 protections governing the use of copay accumulator programs to limit potential harm to patients with serious, complex conditions who rely on financial assistance to afford their medications.
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