The Implications of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit for Dual Eligibles
Three new reports focus on one of the biggest challenges in the implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act, the transitioning of drug coverage for individuals dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare, who now get their drug coverage from Medicaid, to the new Medicare benefit.
Transitions: A Video Explores some of the issues and challenges “dual eligibles” may face during the transition from Medicaid drug coverage to Medicare.
These reports were released at a January 24, 2005 briefing:
Presentation – The Transition of Dual Eligibles to Medicare Drug Coverage: Implications for Beneficiaries and States; Jocelyn Guyer, Kaiser Family Foundation
Presentation – The Transition of Dual Eligibles’ Drug Coverage from Medicaid to Medicare Part D: Issues and Options; Julie James, Health Policy Alternatives