TITLE

Formulary changes and transition policies

AUTHOR(S)
Lipowski, Earlene
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Drug Topics;7/23/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 14, p47
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the effect of changes to plan formularies on the Medicare prescription drug benefit for pharmacists and physicians in the U.S. According to the author, Part D plans must submit a formulary for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) review as part of the annual review process. She notes that CMS still reviews the formularies to know whether the placement of specific drugs in each category or class, as well as other benefit design issues, could discriminate against particular beneficiaries. She also mentions that CMS encourages plans to provide an effective transition process if there is a change in formulary status.
ACCESSION #
26131635

 

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