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Bush Administration Settles Nationwide Class Action in Medicare Prescription Drug Case
Date:6/19/2008

most vulnerable citizens," said National Senior Citizens Law Center Staff Attorney Kevin Prindiville. "These individuals have faced life-threatening delays in receiving vital medication. They do not have the means to front the costs of their prescription drugs while Medicare and the plans sort out paperwork. We view the administration's agreement to this settlement as a sign that it is now committed to providing adequate protections for these beneficiaries."

The information management system that notifies pharmacies of the enrollment and low-income status of dual eligibles has been dogged by extensive delays when enrollees join the system or change drug plans. In addition to voluntary plan changes, a large proportion of beneficiaries have been forced to change plans each year due to ongoing shifts in available coverage. The system is dauntingly complex for beneficiaries and pervasive flaws have left many in this vulnerable population with gaps in coverage of essential medication while technical issues are resolved among the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, the federal agency responsible for administering the Medicare program), state governments, pharmacies and drug plans.

In exchange for the plaintiff's dismissal of their claims against the Secretary, CMS agreed to make a number of changes that will streamline the Medicare Part D enrollment process. The agency will:

-- Speed up the enrollment process for new dual eligibles. Instead of waiting several weeks to process files received from states identifying new dual eligibles, CMS will process these files within one business day of receipt. CMS will also allow states to submit these files more frequently.

-- Require plans and CMS Regional Offices to provide additional assistance to beneficiaries whose names are inadvertently missing from pharmacy or plan computer systems. New protocols will shift the burden of proof away from beneficiaries and to providers when eligibility
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