Medicare Part B: To stay or go?

Canally, Sandra C.
July 2007
Drug Topics;7/23/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 14, p72
Trade Publication
The article comments on the effect of the Medicare Modernization Act's implementation on community pharmacies' participation in Medicare Part B in the U.S. According to the author, if community pharmacies choose not to participate, many of their longtime patients and steady customers will suffer. She mentions the reason for pharmacies to take a second look at the effect if their customers are left with few good options but to move their Part B business to Medicare-eligible competitors.


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