A MAPRx survey of organizations representing patients and families coping with chronic diseases and disabilities and conducted by Health Policy R&D highlighted Part D issues beneficiaries find most confusing.
MAPRx is a coalition of patient, family caregiver and health professional organizations committed to safeguarding the well-being of people with chronic diseases and disabilities under Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and advocates on their behalf with Congress and the Executive Branch.
In addition to the Top 12 Questions and Answers, the MAPRx
website links users to a wide variety of Medicare Rx-related resources grouped by frequently asked questions about the Medicare prescription drug benefit.
, and NHC are distributing an electronic outreach kit to all of their member organizations to use at the state and local levels.
This tool will be especially valuable to persons who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, who often have more complex medical conditions and who, on January 1st, found themselves auto-enrolled in plans that may or may not adequately cover the drugs they are taking," said Randall Rutta, Senior Vice President for Government Relations for Easter Seals, a MAPRx member.
The new RxCompare tool is going to be a boon for everyone involved in the Medicare Part D decision process because it literally walks you through the process of comparing factors such as monthly costs, pharmacy access, and restrictions or limits on coverage, so that you can make an informed and more confident decision, and that is the ultimate goal for all involved," said Suzanne Mintz, President and Co-founder of the National Family Caregivers Association, a MAPRx member.
Vice President, Public Policy and Government, Lupus Foundation of America, a MAPRx member organization.
MAPRx is a coalition of patient, family caregiver and health professional organizations committed to safeguarding the well-being of patients with chronic diseases and disabilities under Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.