TITLE

Medicare Part D information for pharmacists

AUTHOR(S)
Bough, Marcie
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Pharmacy Today;Dec2006, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p44
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the Medicare Part D coverage and plans in the U.S. Medicare Part D plans are required to have a pharmacy technical support hotline for the first few months of 2007. Part D plans offer medication therapy management program to assist Medicaid beneficiaries who have multiple chronic diseases and spend more than $4,000 on annual medication costs. The plans provide 30-day temporary supply if the beneficiary is not transitioned to a formulary drug.
ACCESSION #
23497598

 

Related Articles

  • Special Needs Plans And The Coordination Of Benefits And Services For Dual Eligibles. Grabowski, David C. // Health Affairs;Jan/Feb2009, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p136 

    Special Needs Plans (SNPs) are a new type of Medicare Advantage (MA) plan with the potential to coordinate Medicare and Medicaid benefits and services for dually eligible beneficiaries. However, experience to date suggests that SNPs have not greatly expanded the number of people enrolled in...

  • Should The Financing Of U.S. Catastrophic Health Care Emphasize Private Insurance Methods? PRO. Crane, Philip M. // Congressional Digest;Apr87, Vol. 66 Issue 4, p104 

    Presents views of the author on the issue of privatization of financing of health care in the U.S. Drawbacks of the Medicare program of the government; Possible approaches that can be implemented by the U.S. administration to solve the problem; Benefits of providing saving incentives to...

  • Urologists join injectable drug reimbursement fray. Gatty, Bob // Urology Times;Jul2007, Vol. 35 Issue 8, p45 

    The article reports on the problem arising from the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 in the U.S. Urologists are appealing on how they would be reimbursed for the cost of injectable drugs in the treatment of cancer patients. Oncologist and other physicians who treat cancer patients cannot...

  • Market Forces And Efficient Health Care Systems. Enthoven, Alain C. // Health Affairs;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p25 

    The "market forces" to which economists ascribe the ability to motivate improvement in quality and efficiency are largely nonexistent in U.S. health care. One thus might ask, "Could market forces be made strong enough to deliver efficient health care systems?" There is some evidence to suggest...

  • Denial Is Not A River In Egypt. Poltenson, Norman // Business Journal (Central New York);2/3/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p28 

    The article presents the author's opinion on federal Medicaid plans in the U.S. The Medicaid spending is projected at $50 billion for the fiscal year 2006-2007, which accounts to be 45% of all state spending. To understand the extent of Medicaid-spending, New York has 6.6 percent of the U.S.'s...

  • Part D costs federal government $32 billion.  // Pharmacy Today;Dec2007, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p2 

    The article discusses the results from a study on the impact of Medicare Part D program in the U.S. It revealed an additional 158 million prescriptions that were dispensed in 2006 at a cost of $32 billion. Furthermore, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that spending by the government at...

  • Medicaid Spending Surpasses Education.  // HomeCare Magazine;Nov2004, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p12 

    The article cites a study conducted by the National Governor's Association and the National Association of State Budget Officer that stated that for the first time, the U.S. states are spending more on Medicaid than primary and secondary education. Even with extensive cost containment efforts...

  • CMS Affirms Uninsured Discounts Won't Affect Outlier Payments.  // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Feb2005, Vol. 59 Issue 2, p11 

    This article reports that discounts offered by a hospital to an uninsured patient that are based solely on the patient's uninsured status, rather than on an individualized determination of need, will not affect Medicare payment for outlier or new technology cases. According to the CMS, the...

  • New Report Goes Beyond Medicare Cards to Analyze Drug Information Across Several Sources; Nonprofit Calls on Medicare to Delay Start of Drug-Discount Cards Until More Stable and...  // Ascribe Newswire: Medicine;5/28/2004, p1 

    A California nonprofit will release a report comparing price information for 20 drugs commonly prescribed to Medicare beneficiaries, revealing that consumers who are not eligible for a $600 credit may be better off using existing sources instead of a new Medicare drug-discount card. Medicine for...

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