TITLE

A Practical Physicians' Guide to the Medicare Drug Benefit Plan

AUTHOR(S)
Federman, Alex D.; Alexander, G. Caleb; Shrank, William H.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Sep2006, Vol. 81 Issue 9, p1217
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the new Medicare Drug Benefit Plan. The implementation of the Medicare prescription drug benefit plan, otherwise known as Part D, fills a significant omission from Medicare benefits standard set. This benefit is very advantageous yet very controversial because of its complexity. Despite the fact that many physicians find it very confusing, they share some responsibility to assist patients in obtaining the needed medications.
ACCESSION #
22355229

 

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