Latebreakers: CMS seeks comments on 2009 letter

February 11, 2008

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the draft of its 2009 call letter for prescription drug plans.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a draft version of its 2009 Call Letter. The letter is sent to Medicare Advantage organizations and prescription drug plan sponsors outlining policy changes in the Medicare Part D program for the 2009 benefit year. The letter includes new requirements for plans to publish prior authorization criteria on their Web sites and calendars containing key dates for the 2009 benefit year. The letter also mandates that Medicare Part D sponsors must list on their formulary "all or substantially all" antiretroviral HIV drugs. January 30 was the deadline for comments to be sent to 2009CallLetter@cms.hhs.gov
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