Between statutory requirements for coverage of drugs in protected classes and a prohibition against the secretary of Health & Human Services negotiating prices for the Part D
prescription drug benefit and other statutory requirements, even for intermediaries such as plan providers and hospital groups, leverage in price negotiations is very limited.
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Actually, Medicare Part D
, which provides coverage for prescription drugs, operates on a very similar basis – private insurers receive government subsidies to provide various drug plans, and seniors select among the options that are available, paying more for greater coverage," Kaplan said.
Lundgren's main responsibilities included connecting with county offices interested in expanding their Medicare Part D
education programs, and then creating brochures based to help educate seniors about the benefit.
Two agencies are merging to form what they call a one-stop shopping area for state residents looking for information on the federal prescription drug program, Medicare Part D
The agency revealed that five companies averaged nearly 11% of total part D
sales, whereas the remaining five companies averaged just above seven percent.
Medicare beneficiaries with end stage renal disease (ESRD) are a high-risk group for increased medication costs related to a gap in coverage-the so-called "doughnut hole," or lack of prescription drug benefits between $2,251 and $5,100 in medication expenses-in the Medicare Part D
prescription drug benefit, according to a new study in the September Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Although most of the attention surrounding Medicare Part D
has focused on states' efforts to help low-income seniors make the transition to new drug coverage options, Part D
has raised another issue for states.
Just about every day I read about problems with Medicare Part D
(and that's no exaggeration).
As a result of the Affordable Care Act, coverage for both brand name and generic drugs in the Part D
donut hole coverage gap will continue to increase until 2020, when the donut hole will be closed.
9 billion on prescription drugs in the Medicare Part D
donut hole since the law was enacted.
WASHINGTON, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following yesterday's release of Center for Medicaid and Medicare services data on Medicare Part D
, here are five things you need to know: