Medicare Issues

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 the NCPA Advocacy Centers efforts to ensure pharmacist can continue serving their patients and getting reimbursed appropriately for their services.

Medicare beneficiaries should be starting to review their 2017 Medicare Part D choices now. You are sure to get an abundance of questions, so be prepared. The Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for beneficiaries runs October 15- December 7. NCPA has produced resources with specific information for the 2017 year to help you in assisting your patients.


  • 2017 Medicare Part D Evaluation Tool - Log-in Required