Part D outdoes expectations
- could the election year have anything to do with that? Alexander, James // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Apr2004, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p32
Comments on politicians' efforts to get the U.S. federal government to throw more money into the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 during the election year of 2004. Impact on the huge budget deficit; Use of the budget deficit as a reason to squeeze provider...
- Take Me To The Pilot. Brown, E. Victor // Health Management Technology;Jan2008, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p28
The article reports on the pilot project being conducted by the state of Mississippi's Division of Medicaid which gives providers handheld access to beneficiary medication information. The project aims to provide point-of-care access to critical drug information and clinical decision support...
- Prescription Drug Expenditures--Medicare, Medicaid. Solovy, Alden; Towne, Jennifer // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;2003 Digest of Healtcare, p40
Presents forecasts on prescription drug expenditures for Medicare and Medicaid from 2001 to 2011. Expected increase in drug expenditures for Medicare for the period; Percentage of increase in drug expenditures for Medicaid; Preparations made by several states to combat the increasing costs of...
- Prescription Volume Causes Continued Rise in Drug Costs. // Best's Review;May2002, Vol. 103 Issue 1, p18
Reports on the growth of spending on the prescription drugs in the U.S. Growth in volume and expense of drugs; Major factor for the increase in pharmaceutical costs; Increased coverage of prescription drugs by managed care plans.
- Pharmacy-centric Medicare cards save millions. // Drug Topics;11/8/2004, Vol. 148 Issue 21, p8
This article reports that pharmacy-centric discount cards in the U.S. have saved Medicare beneficiaries over a hundred million dollars.
- Regulatory scorecard: What is happening now! // Pharmacy Today;Sep2012, Vol. 18 Issue 9, p14
The article offers news briefs related to pharmacy services in the U.S. including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) redesign of Medicare, the 5th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's hearing.
- CMS Proposes New DSH Reporting and Auditing Requirements. // hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);Oct2005, Vol. 59 Issue 10, p9
The article focuses on the proposed reporting and auditing requirements for disproportionate share hospital payments by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the United States. Section 1001(d) of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act would be implemented....
- D is for debacle. Kuehn, Don // American Teacher;Feb2006, Vol. 90 Issue 5, p26
The article focuses on the Medicare prescription drug program in the United States. According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, only 20 percent of surveyed seniors would enroll in the program. This is despite of the 300 million dollar...
- The Demise of Oregon's Medically Needy Program: Effects of Losing Prescription Drug Coverage. Zerzan, Judy; Edlund, Tina; Krois, Lisa; Smith, Jeanene // JGIM: Journal of General Internal Medicine;Jun2007, Vol. 22 Issue 6, p847
BACKGROUND: In January 2003, people covered by Oregon's Medically Needy program lost benefits owing to state budget shortfalls. The Medically Needy program is a federally matched optional Medicaid program. In Oregon, this program mainly provided prescription drug benefits. OBJECTIVE: To describe...