TITLE

Medicare Rx discount cards end

PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Drug Topics;6/5/2006, Vol. 150 Issue 11, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the announcement of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reminding pharmacist on the end of the Medicare-approved Drug Discount Card program on May 15, 2006. The agency has asked discount card sponsors to cooperate with pharmacies to settle claims reversals and late claim filings by August 15, 2006. Pharmacists should notify any patients trying to use their discount cards to contact the customer service department of their card sponsor. CMS cited that the instruction is not applicable to drug manufacturer or state patient assistance programs.
ACCESSION #
21143413

 

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