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 CoalitionĀ 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 Payment Policies, and the 2018 Call Letter. MAPRx commented on alternative ways to improve the Medicare program with a focus on improving beneficiary access (with a focus on out-of-pocket expenditures), beneficiary coverage, and communication/transparency.