Community pharmacies provide cost-saving medication and pharmacy services to millions of Medicare Part B and D patients. Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are making changes to the program all the time. This section lists important changes that community pharmacists should know about and chronicles NCPA’s efforts to ensure pharmacists can continue serving their patients and receiving appropriate reimbursement for their services.

As Medicare beneficiaries review their 2018 Medicare Part D choices, you are sure to get an abundance of questions, so be prepared. The Open Election Period, or OEP, for beneficiaries runs October 15- December 7. NCPA has produced resources with specific information for the 2018 year to help you in assisting your patients.

CMS Issues Final 2019 Medicare Part D Rule and Call Letter
2018 Medicare Part D Pharmacist Quick Reference Guide
Bagstuffer for Patients and Caregivers about Annual Election Period
HHS Nondiscrimination Regulations: Fact Sheet for Pharmacies
S. 109 The Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act of 2017 One Pager