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November 15, 2008
Comparison of the generosity and consistency of 10 states' Medicaid preferred drug lists for the top therapeutic classes revealed a large degree of inconsistency.
Adopting quality measurement standards for drug management programs might increase the effectiveness and long-term sustainability of positive health outcomes for patients.
Analysis of Medicare Part D formulary composition since program inception suggests beneficiaries may not be using their open-enrollment periods to reevaluate available plan offerings.
Switching medications for nonmedical (formulary) reasons in long-term care settings may increase Medicare Part D resident adverse effects and raise facility downstream costs.
As a result of Medicare Part D, elderly patients' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs decreased and their utilization increased, mostly from 2005-2006.
Primary care physicians have mixed views of prescription drug coverage under Medicare Part D.