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Factors to Consider When Reviewing CMS's Draft Federal Upper Limits and Weighted Average Manufacturer Price Files

Jan 18, 2012
From the Healthcare & Life Sciences Institute

This paper describes how differences in business practices, including timing and structure of transactions and AMP calculation methodologies, may result in drastically different AMP figures.

To reach this conclusion, this white paper addresses four topics:

  1. An Overview of AMP, FULs and wAMP
  2. Understanding the Draft Data Posted by CMS
  3. Variability Factors in the AMP Calculation
  4. Illustrative Examples

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