Part D Payment for Drugs for Beneficiaries Enrolled in Medicare Hospice

CMS: July 18, 2014

On June 25, 2014, CMS met with a number of stakeholder groups to discuss the implementation of the final 2014 guidance on Part D payment for beneficiaries enrolled in the Medicare hospice benefit (memorandum dated March 10, 2014). Beneficiary advocates, hospice providers, Part D sponsors/pharmacy benefit managers, and pharmacies discussed their perspectives of the impact of the policy on beneficiaries as well as the operational challenges it has posed. We thank all participants of the meeting for taking an initial step to mutually work toward a solution to protect beneficiaries’ access to prescription medications and the Medicare program.  Read More