Medicare Part D and Psychiatric Prescription Medications
The Medicare Part D prescription drug plan can be very confusing for some people. Below, you'll find links to information about the government prescription program. In addition, here's one more link to a Q & A with the National Mental Health Association on Medicare Part D.
This CMS section is of particular importance to beneficiaries receiving Part D drug benefits.
Additional CMS Resources:
- Quick Facts about Medicare's Coverage for Prescription Drugs
- Understanding True Out-of-Pocket (TrOOP) Costs
- Bridging the Coverage Gap
- Part D Special Enrollment Periods: Who is Eligible?
What is Medicare Part D and who does it affect?
How and when can people with Medicare enroll? What are the special enrollment concerns for people with both Medicare and Medicaid?
What are consumers ' responsibilities for premiums, deductibles, and co-payments?
What kind of subsidies will be available nationally and locally to help low-income individuals pay for the new Medicare prescription drug benefit? How can you apply?
Will the new benefit affect other assistance, such as food stamps and housing?
Which medications will be covered?
What can you do if a prescription drug isn't on the formulary, is subject to prior authorization, or is subject to higher co-payments?
Last Updated: 29 December 2015
Reviewed by Harry Croft, MD