MEDICARE DRUG DISCOUNT CARDS
PROVE INCONSISTENT AND CONFUSING


In two reports released this week, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. (CMA/The Center) details findings regarding problems with the new Medicare prescription drug discount card program.  CMA calls attention to the following concerns:

The Center for Medicare Advocacyís findings are described in greater detail in two studies recently completed by the organization regarding the new Medicare drug discount program; Medicare Drugs Prove Inconsistent and Provide Few Discounts for Medicare Beneficiaries Trying to Reduce the Cost of the Ten Most Popular Brand-Name Drugs Used by Seniors and Medicare Drugs Prove Confusing and Inconsistent for Seniors Trying to Reduce the Cost of MS Drugs.  Click on either link to access the full report in .pdf format.

For more information contact Center for Medicare Advocacy attorney Vicki Gottlich at (202) 293-5760 or vgottlich@medicareadvocacy.org.


MS SOCIETY HINTS FOR CMS DRUG CARD WEBSITE


After consultation with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Multiple Sclerosis Society developed instructions to assist people who are researching MS drugs.  The Center for Medicare Advocacy is working with the MS Society to enhance understanding about this and other Medicare coverage issues for people with MS. 

The MS Societyís instructions for using the CMS website may be found at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/discount_cards.asp.


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