Plans gearing up for bidding for 2008

Lipowski, Earlene
May 2007
Drug Topics;5/7/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 9, p32
Trade Publication
The article reports that the Medicare Part D sponsors are preparing for the 2008 bids from the Part D reimbursement scheme in June 2007 in the U.S. The bids affect the amount that Medicare and the beneficiary each pay for coverage. The three program goals for 2008 that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services develop include a full range of plan options, significant variations in benefits across plans that generate a wide range of choices and an increased number of plans that offer at least some coverage for brand-name and generic drugs in the coverage gap.


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