Archive for Sunday, December 27, 2009

Medicare drug plan to change

December 27, 2009


Beginning Jan. 1, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will reimburse Part D sponsors only for FDA-approved drugs.

The policy is part of a safety initiative to ensure that Medicare Part D enrollees receive prescription drugs that are properly registered with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

According to CMS, most Part D enrollees should experience no difficulty with filling their prescriptions under this policy.

To minimize beneficiary disruption, CMS has contacted pharmacies, Part D sponsors, wholesalers and manufacturers of the policy.

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