States to get Part D funding relief

February 27, 2006

Forty-four states will participate in a CMS program to reimburse them for drugs and administrative costs associated with dual eligibles in the Part D benefit. CMS will reconcile each state's drug payments with Part D plans and pay the difference between the plan reimbursement and the state's Medicaid costs, as well as the administrative tab.

States to get Part D funding relief

Forty-four states will participate in a CMS program to reimburse them for drugs and administrative costs associated with dual eligibles in the Part D benefit. CMS will reconcile each state's drug payments with Part D plans and pay the difference between the plan reimbursement and the state's Medicaid costs, as well as the administrative tab. The program also includes steps to reduce pharmacy use of state billing systems.

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