TITLE

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Becomes Effective in January 2006

AUTHOR(S)
Spancer-Cisek, Pat
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
ONS News;Sep2005, Vol. 20 Issue 9, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that all Medicare beneficiaries will be eligible for prescription drug coverage beginning January 1, 2006, with their choice of plan. This drug coverage will help all people who receive Medicare pay for their prescriptions, and additional help is available for those with financial need. As trusted sources of health information, nurses can provide basic information and resources that will help individuals make informed decisions and receive benefits. Medicare prescription plans will provide insurance coverage for brand-name and generic drugs.
ACCESSION #
18070008

 

Related Articles

  • CHANGING HORSES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREAM: THE MEDICARE PART D BIDDING PROCESS AND ITS EFFECT ON THE STABILITY OF DUAL-ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES. Lappas, Julie Kristen // Public Contract Law Journal;Winter2009, Vol. 38 Issue 2, p487 

    The article focuses on the Medicare Part D bidding process and its effect on the stability of dual-eligible beneficiaries. Results from the 2007 round of bids revealed weaknesses in the Part D bidding process. As a consequence of major plans overbidding in key regions, roughly 2.1 million...

  • Medicare project to provide savings to 50,000 patients. Levy, Sandra // Drug Topics;7/26/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 14, p25 

    This article reports that a specially selected cohort of patients with serious illnesses, including cancer, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and hepatitis C, will be randomly selected chosen by computer selection to receive Medicare coverage for their prescription drugs before drug...

  • Prescription Drug Coverage And Seniors: Findings From A 2003 National Survey. Safran, Dana Gelb; Neuman, Patricia; Schoen, Cathy; Kitchman, Michelle S.; Wilson, Ira B.; Cooper, Barbara; Angela Li; Hong Chang; Rogers, William H. // Health Affairs;Jan-Jun2005 Supplement Web Exclusiv, Vol. 24, p152 

    Beginning in 2006 the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) will offer pharmacy benefits to forty-two million Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. In a 2003 national survey of Medicare beneficiaries age sixty-five and older, more than one-quarter reported no...

  • Changes and decision facing beneficiaries. Lipowski, Earlene // Drug Topics;11/6/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 21, p23 

    The article reports on several changes in Medical plans in the U.S. The annual open enrollment for November and December 2006 features a new look to Medicare and sets Part D coverage apart from Parts A and B. The beneficiaries' Part D benefit will continue if he or she takes no action. However,...

  • Formulary changes and transition policies. Lipowski, Earlene // Drug Topics;7/23/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 14, p47 

    The article discusses the effect of changes to plan formularies on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for pharmacists and physicians in the U.S. According to the author, Part D plans must submit a formulary for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) review as part of the annual...

  • Skilled Nursing Facilities: Medicare Payment Changes Require Provider Adjustments But Maintain Access: HEHS-00-23.  // GAO Reports;12/14/1999, p1 

    In 1998, Medicare began the transition to a prospective payment system for skilled nursing facility services provided to Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare began paying fixed, preset rates for each day of care?a major change from the former system of cost-based reimbursement. GAO found that the...

  • Needy Beneficiaries To Get More State Medicare Counseling.  // Economic Opportunity Report;2009, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p19 

    The article reports that the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) is aiming to cover more low-income Medicare beneficiaries, through the funds granted by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The SHIPs have received 6.3 million dollars to outreach the...

  • Drug Coverage, Utilization, and Spending by Medicare Beneficiaries with Heart Disease. Sharma, Ravi; Hongji Liu, Ravi; Yinghua Wang, Ravi // Health Care Financing Review;Spring2003, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p139 

    For Medicare beneficiaries who report having heart disease, drug coverage and type of supplemental health insurance affect the likelihood of usage and costs of heart medications, but not the extent of usage. Nearly one in five does not use heart medications and of the latter, one-third lack drug...

  • Reader Questions.  // Internal Medicine Coding Alert;Mar2012, Vol. 15 Issue 3, pp21 

    The article presents a questions and answer advisory related to medical topics. A reader asks about the changes of claims form whenever she uses ICD-10, wherein the author points out that there will be no changes to the CMS-1500 form used for filing paper claims for Medicare beneficiaries....

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics