TITLE

MCOs sign up seniors for discount cards

AUTHOR(S)
Wechsler, Jill
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Managed Healthcare Executive;Jul2004, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the enrollment of Medicare beneficiaries for Medicare drug discount cards program in the U.S. Rate of price increase for medical services; Reduction in drug retail prices with the Medicare cards; Establishment of a reasonable pharmacy benefit for seniors.
ACCESSION #
13819046

 

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