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The ABCs (and Ds) of Medicare

By Gabby Migliara  |    May 13, 2021
For nearly 60 years, Medicare has helped pay for medical care for Americans over the age of 65, as well as younger Americans with certain medical needs. Medicare has many different programs, all...   Read More

ICYMI: Bipartisan lawmakers urge new administration to oppose changes to six protected classes policy

By Tom Wilbur  |    March 11, 2021
On January 19, 2021 – the last full day of the Trump administration – CMS released a Part D Payment Modernization Model Request for Applications (RFA) for calendar year 2022. This model would...   Read More

Key excerpts: PhRMA submits comments to keep the six protected classes protected

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 19, 2021
Earlier this month, PhRMA submitted comments to CMS regarding the Part D Payment Modernization Model Request for Applications (RFA) for calendar year 2022. This RFA was released on January 19,...   Read More

Action needed to preserve the six protected classes

By Tom Wilbur  |    February 3, 2021
In the final hours of the previous Administration’s time in office, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (the Innovation Center) (CMMI) announced new changes for CY 2022 to an existing...   Read More

Key facts: The final rebate rule will be a positive change for patients

By Tom Wilbur  |    January 19, 2021
While drug middlemen are making billions of dollars in record profits at a time when millions of Americans are facing financial struggles, they are also suing to block the final rebate rule, a...   Read More

End of year Part D reading List

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 18, 2020
Happy Holidays, Part D readers, and thank you for following along this year as we explored the impact of Medicare Part D and the important role the program plays for seniors and those with...   Read More

Final rebate rule represents right way to change Medicare

By Tom Wilbur  |    December 1, 2020
As Washington policymakers look to make changes to Medicare and our health care system overall, there are right ways and wrong ways to address the challenges that seniors and patients face....   Read More

Open Enrollment: How to find a Medicare plan that meets your needs

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 14, 2020
Medicare’s annual open enrollment period is right around the corner. In fact, beginning October 15 and running through December 7, newly qualified patients and current Medicare beneficiaries may...   Read More

Three reasons why repealing the Part D non-interference clause is a bad idea

By Tom Wilbur  |    October 1, 2020
For more than a decade, Medicare Part D has provided seniors affordable and comprehensive prescription drug coverage. Its unique, market-based structure has kept overall Part D program costs far...   Read More

National Medicare Education Week: The history of Medicare Part D

By Tom Wilbur  |    September 15, 2020
Today, in honor of National Medicare Education Week, we’ll be taking a quick look back at the history of Medicare, specifically the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit .   Read More

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