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Prescription drug coverage and the elderly

Stephen H Long

Prescription drug coverage and the elderly

issues and options

by Stephen H Long

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Published by American Association of Retired Persons, Public Policy Institute in Washington, DC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Insurance, Pharmaceutical services,
  • Older people -- Pharmaceutical assistance -- United States,
  • Medigap

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwritten by Stephen H. Long, RAND
    ContributionsPublic Policy Institute (American Association of Retired Persons), Rand Corporation
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 27 p. ;
    Number of Pages27
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15465956M

    Humana's lists of prescription drugs are developed and maintained by a medical committee consisting of doctors and pharmacists. Member drug coverage varies by plan. Certain drugs may have coverage limitations based on duration or dosage, or may require preapproval. Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage for Low-Income Beneficiaries. Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Medigap. For more information The Medicare drug benefit is a complicated program (the program's rules and explanatory materials run to 1, pages). No single article can address all the questions or issues that beneficiaries may have.

    A year after the state slashed spending on the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program, it will restore funding — at least for the first three months of The news comes as a relief for people like Melvyn May, 76, who paid $ for each day supply of seven medications he takes daily for heart disease, diabetes and high. By Kennith R. Culp, Published on 01/01/ Title. Reshaping Medicare -- prescription drug coverage for elderly adultsCited by: 2.

    The elderly community is facing considerable financial burdens associated with out-of-pocket prescription drug costs. Although there is a direct correlation between advancing age and increased. "Prescription Drug Coverage and Elderly Medicare Spending," NBER Working Papers , National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Olga Kiuila & Peter Mieszkowski, " The effects of income, education and age on health," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(8), pages


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Prescription drug coverage and the elderly by Stephen H Long Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abstract: This paper examines the elderly's need for prescription drug insurance, the extent and depth of current coverage supplementary to Medicare, the characteristics of Cited by: Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), see Section 6, which starts on page There may be penalties if you don’t sign up when you’re first eligible.

• If you have other health insurance, see pages 20–21 to find out how it works with Medicare. If you already have Medicare: • You don’t need to sign up for Medicare each year.

Prescription Drug Coverage And Seniors: Findings From A National Survey. Dana Gelb Safran, Patricia Neuman, Cathy Schoen, Michelle S. Kitchman, Ira Cited by: Get this from a library. Prescription drug coverage and elderly medicare spending.

[Baoping Shang; Dana P Goldman; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- The introduction of Medicare Part D has generated interest in the cost of providing drug coverage to the elderly.

Of paramount importance -- often unaccounted for in budget estimates -- are the. Members testified about potential measures to provide prescription drugs to the elderly. At issue were the costs of medication and developing an efficient system for providing the drugs. Prescription drug expenditures totaled more than $55 billion in and by the year are projected to rise above $ billion (Burner, Waldo, and McKusick, ).They made up 7 percent of health care spending, yet an estimated 72 million Americans are without coverage for pharmaceuticals (Navarro, ).In70 percent of retail prescriptions were paid out of pocket, with third Cited by: Get this from a library.

Prescription drug coverage and the elderly: issues and options. [Stephen H Long; Public Policy Institute (American Association of Retired Persons); Rand Corporation.]. Medicare prescription drug coverage adds to your Medicare health coverage. Medicare prescription drug Prescription drug coverage and the elderly book (Part D) helps you pay for both.

brand-name and generic drugs. Medicare drug plans are offered by insurance companies and other private companies approved by Medicare.

You can get coverage 2 ways: 1. Florida Prescription Discount Drug Card Every resident of Florida is eligible for the Florida Prescription Discount Drug Card, no matter your age, household size or income. The card is completely free to obtain and there are no restrictions regarding who can get one.

The groups with prescription drug coverage now (either through private insurance or Medicaid) have no change in insurance coverage in the simulations. Overall, providing drug coverage under Medicare would increase expected annual spending on prescription drugs by $83 per elderly beneficiary in dollars, but this effect is significant only Author: Jeannette Rogowski, Lee A.

Lillard, Raynard Kington. Senior Benefits Information Centers (SBICs) help older adults 60 and over and those caring for the elderly achieve a better understanding of Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage.

Information is provided about different types of government programs. Based on the economic theory of demand for health care, 18 we hypothesized that low income seniors and those without prescription coverage would use generic equivalents of brand name drugs more frequently than seniors with higher incomes and prescription drug coverage, after taking into account other demographic and health status variables, and Cited by: Medicare Part D, also called the Medicare prescription drug benefit, is an optional United States federal-government program to help Medicare beneficiaries pay for self-administered prescription drugs through prescription drug insurance premiums (the cost of almost all professionally administered prescriptions is covered under optional Part B of United States Medicare).

The Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) program is a New York State program for seniors administered by the Department of Health.

It helps more thanincome-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs. Appropriate use of prescription drugs leads to improved health outcomes for many chronic conditions in the elderly. Prescription drug coverage improves patient adherence to medication regimens and may increase prescription drug use by as much as 20%.

As patients shoulder more of the cost for prescription drugs, they use fewer drugs. The Medicaid prescription drug programs include the management, development, and administration of systems and data collection necessary to operate the Medicaid Drug Rebate program, the Federal Upper Limit calculation for generic drugs, and the Drug Utilization Review program.

Medicaid Drug Spending Dashboard. The ACA reduces prescription drug prices for seniors and closes the coverage gap, known as the “donut hole.” Medicare beneficiaries who fall into the coverage gap, known as the “donut hole,” automatically receive a discount on prescription drugs.

Each year, beneficiaries pay a reduced cost for brand name and generic drugs in the. Enhanced drug coverage for older adults can be a powerful incentive to improve the use of beneficial therapies. A comparison of two groups of Medicare patients, as an example, found that statin use was percent in patients without drug coverage and 27 percent in those with drug benefits.

Significant utilization differences between insured. Humana Specialty Pharmacy® provides personalized guidance with expert care to help treat your chronic and complex condition. Receive day supplies of your specialty medicine by mail, and get help with financial assistance programs, home infusion therapy and clinical support.

Learn about specialty meds. Prior authorization. Drug news and alerts. Prevalence of prescription drug use increases substantially with age. Survey data from – indicate that almost 90% of older adults regularly take at least 1 prescription drug, almost 80% regularly take at least 2 prescription drugs, and 36% take at least 5 prescription drugs ().When over-the-counter and dietary supplements are included, these prevalence rates increase substantially.

The New York State EPIC program is not Creditable Coverage (primary coverage) for members. This means that EPIC benefits are not as generous as Medicare Part D. If a member is not enrolled in a Medicare Part D drug plan, the member will not have any prescription coverage from EPIC or receive any EPIC benefits.Prescription Drug Plans are state specific.

If you move from California to another state, it is important to notify so we can assist you with enrolling into a different Prescription Drug Plan available in your destination state.

The Prescription Drug Plan premiums and what is covered can change on a yearly basis.Medications and prescription drug information for consumers and medical health professionals. Online database of the most popular drugs and their side effects, interactions, and use.