April 2, 2013

Next year, for the first time since Medicare Part D's inception, the deductible for the defined standard plan will be lower than in previous years, as healthcare spending across the country has been growing, with Medicare spending per beneficiary at 0.4% in 2012.

February 22, 2013

Overall Medicare prescription drug costs will go down in 2014, but the so-called "doughnut hole" coverage gap will get bigger, according to published reports.

April 19, 2012

The study's findings that the Part D coverage gap — or “doughnut hole” — led to a significant gap in the adherence of cardiovascular medications may not come as a complete surprise; however, it undoubtedly underscores the important role that pharmacy can play in helping patients navigate plan strategies that promote the use of lower-cost medications.

March 19, 2012

More than 5.1 million seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare saved billions on prescription drugs, thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

October 11, 2010

The Medicare prescription drug benefit continues to enjoy strong support among the country’s seniors, according...

August 30, 2010

More than 1 million Medicare beneficiaries have received prescription drug cost relief through the Affordable...

May 18, 2010

Following an industry group's collection of Medicare payment complaints, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid...

March 1, 2010

The kinds of high-cost drugs commonly dispensed in specialty pharmacies accounted for 10% of the...

January 11, 2010

An insurance brokerage and consulting firm in California has introduced a new pharmacy discount card...