The Center’s for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released the updated 2019 ASP drug pricing files for July. These files contain the payment amounts to be used to pay for Part B covered drugs in the third quarter. Updated July 2019 payment limits are also available; effective July 1, 2019, through September 30, 2019.
Comparing the new third quarter 2019 payment amounts with the prior quarter reveals that payment amounts for the top 50 Part B drugs increased by an average of 0.6 %. Local Medicare contractors will determine any Medicare Part B payment limits for valid HCPCS codes not included in the quarterly ASP pricing files.