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MAPRx Coalition Calls on Congress to Reject Increased Copays for Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy Beneficiaries

MAPRx Coalition Calls on Congress to Reject Increased Copays for Medicare Part D Low Income Subsidy Beneficiaries On September 29, 2017, the MAPRx Coalition sent this letter urging Congress to reject any proposal to increase Medicare Part D copayments for beneficiaries receiving the low-income subsidy (LIS). The letters were addressed to the Chairs and Ranking...
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MAPRx Responds to CMS’s Advance Notice of Methodological Changes to Medicare Part D for Calendar Year (CY) 2018

March 2017 MAPRx CMS Comment Letter about Proposed Medicare Changes for CY 2018 The MAPRx Coalition raised concerns about the proposed changes to the Medicare prescription drug benefit program, which CMS issued in a "Draft Call Letter" on February 1, 2017. The draft letter included proposed changes for MA Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D...
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MAPRx Coalition responds to CMS with information on ways to improve Medicare Part D

MAPRx Coalition Responds to CMS with information on ways to improve Medicare Part D The MAPRx Coalition provided CMS with several recommendations on ways to improve the Medicare Part D benefit. These suggestions would ensure beneficiary access, protect coverage, and increase transparency and communication.    ...
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Study Finds MedPAC Proposal Redistributes Costs among Beneficiaries

Study Finds MedPAC Proposal Redistributes Costs among Beneficiaries New Avalere Health Report Finds Out-of-Pocket Costs Will Increase for 1.1 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Washington D.C., September 12, 2016 – Today, Avalere Health released a new report, supported by the MAPRx Coalition, which found that recently proposed changes to Medicare Part D by the Medicare Payment...
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2015 Medicare Prescription Drug Annual Open Enrollment

The Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) is October 15, 2014 – December 7, 2014. Certain people with Medicare can also  change plans at other times (see question #13). Plans are making changes to  benefits and costs, and there are also new plans in many areas of the country. In  2015, people...
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Medicare Prescription Drug Open Enrollment Questions and Answers

The Annual Open Enrollment for Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D) is October 15, 2013 – December 7, 2013. Certain people with Medicare can also change plans at other times (see question #13). Plans are making changes to benefits and costs, and there are also new plans in many areas of the country. In 2014,...
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REVISING SPECIALTY TIERS: PROTECTING MEDICARE PART D BENEFICIARIES FROM BURDENSOME COST SHIFTING

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THE MAPRx COALITION RELEASES REPORT ON WAYS TO IMPROVE PATIENT PRESCRIPTION DRUG ACCESS, AS LAWMAKERS TAKE STEPS TO TACKLE ISSUE OF SPECIALTY TIERS IN MEDICARE PART D

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 25, 2013 – The MAPRx Coalition (MAPRx) today released, “Revising Specialty Tiers: Protecting Medicare Part D Beneficiaries from Burdensome...
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