Beyond the doughnut hole

Pinsonault, Tony; Pinsonault, Christian
December 2005
Pharmaceutical Representative;Dec2005, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p20
The article discusses the standard minimum Part D drug benefit announced by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This drug benefit is a coverage gap that requires a Medicare beneficiary to pay 100 percent of all drug costs when total prescription expenses exceed 2,250 U.S. dollars. The standard plan's additional cost-sharing requirements on premium and deductible plus coinsurance and co-payments were considered.


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