Resource to Help with Part D Implementation

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0,0

The deadline for implementation ofthe Medicare Part D prescription drugprogram is quickly approaching. The$400 billion Medicare drug benefitraises many questions for the healthcare industry. To help weed through allthe data, Atlantic Information Serviceshas published the Guide to the MedicareDrug Benefit. The resource helps keeptrack of new regulations and guidanceas they are issued, as well as clarifications,explanations, and futurechanges. Areas covered include theMedicare Advantage plans (Part C),Medicare formulary guidelines, andelectronic prescribing standards.

Updated quarterly, the Guide to theMedicare Drug Benefit will show whathealth plans can and cannot do withtheir marketing plans, tell exactly whocan enroll in which plan and the timeframe, and provide up-to-date informationon how to implement Part D plans.The resource also comes with a speciallydesigned Part D Web site for quick accessto all documents and timely e-mails thatprovide instant news of (and links to)new regulations and other importantdevelopments. For more informationabout the Guide to the Medicare Drug Benefit,visit www.aishealth.com, or call800-521-4323.