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WASHINGTON DC, USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE(TM) -- JUNE 27, 2006: Understanding the business implications of Medicare Part D, along with tracking deadlines and new developments, can be an onerous task for companies affected by the drug benefit. A subscription to AIS's Guide to the Medicare Drug Benefit (with biweekly Part D E-Letters and a special Part D Web site) is the perfect way to keep track of new regulations and guidance as they're issued ... along with clarifications, explanations and future changes that are sure to follow.

Make sure you have an inside line on Medicare Part D issues, including:

  • The June 30 deadline for beneficiaries to switch into Medicare Advantage (MA) plans and MA-PD plans, including Special Needs Plans
  • CMS's co-branding policy to begin in contract year 2007
  • Major cash flow problems for pharmacists who are not being paid promptly by Medicare Part D plans
  • The facilitated enrollment process for MA plans
  • OIG's oversight of Part D fraud, waste and abuse
  • And more
AIS's Guide to the Medicare Drug Benefit has separate well-organized chapters on:
  • Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program (Part D)
  • Medicare Advantage plans (Part C)
  • PDP and Medicare Advantage (MA) regions
  • Medicare formulary guidelines
  • E-prescribing standards
  • Retiree prescription drug coverage

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Updated quarterly, this invaluable resource will show health plans what they can and cannot do when marketing their plans, tell you exactly who can enroll in which plan and when, and keep you up to date on the latest CMS guidance issued explaining how to implement Part D plans. As with any program of this magnitude, there are countless gray areas and lots of questions to be answered, including:

  • Once my plan has been approved, can I still change my formula?
  • What are the pros and cons of being a Part D sponsor?
  • Are there restrictions on marketing PDPs to enrollees? How have marketing guidelines changed for the 2007 plan year?
  • Can dual eligibles change plans once they're automatically enrolled in a plan?
  • How will new e-prescribing standards affect Part D drug plans?
  • Has CMS started enforcing Part D requirements?

Answer these questions and more with A Guide to the Medicare Drug Benefit, which comes with a specially designed Part D Web site for easy access to all documents ... and Biweekly E-Letters that provide critical news of (and links to) new regulations and other key developments.

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