Latebreakers: CMS creates Part D help line for R.Ph.s

January 23, 2006

CMS has set up a dedicated telephone help line for pharmacists with Part D problems at 1-(866) 835-7595, available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

CMS has set up a dedicated telephone help line for pharmacists with Part D problems at 1-(866) 835-7595, available Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. Officials stressed that pharmacists should not give the phone number to patients or advocacy groups. Pharmacists who have questions about dual eligibles or WellPoint should phone 1-(800) 662-0210, and those trying to check whether a Medicare patient is enrolled in Part D should phone 1-(800) 388-2316.