CMS: Medicaid should cover Aduhelm as outpatient drug

2021-09-24

State Medicaid programs should cover Biogen and Eisai's Alzheimer's disease drug Aduhelm as an outpatient drug, said John Coster, director of pharmacy at CMS' Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services. Speaking at AHIP's National Conference on Medicare, Medicaid & Dual Eligibles, Coster said Biogen is part of Medicaid's drug rebate program, though states can create criteria for treatment eligibility.

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