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One-Time Scripts For Non-Formulary Drugs Could Aid Part D Transition – CMS

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

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Medicare Part D plans should provide a temporary “first-fill” prescription for new beneficiaries taking non-formulary drugs, CMS says. A 30-day supply “may be reasonable” for most beneficiaries, but for patients in long-term care “a transition period of 90 to 180 days might be appropriate.”

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