Medicare Part D – Resources

Extra Help 2010 - From the Social Security Administration

A factsheet containing information on the changes to the Low Income Subsidy, “Extra Help” program for 2010 as a result of the Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA). 

A factsheet containing information on the Extra Help redetermination process for 2009 and what you can expect during this process.

New England Journal of Medicine - July 23, 2009
Medicare Part D Update — Lessons Learned and Unfinished Business - Health Policy Report, Patricia Neuman, Sc.D., and Juliette Cubanski, Ph.D.
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Medicare & You Handbook 2009

National Council on Aging
     June 2009 - Making Medicare Work for Your Dually Eligible Clients, Part I

This month we begin a two-part webinar series (June and July) that will focus on helping you figure out how to assist your dually eligible clients through the maze of Medicare and Medicaid. In June 2009 we explored the process of getting your clients bought into Medicare, so that they can receive help with their Medicare premiums, copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. We also looked at how your dually entitled clients gain access through coordinating Medicare and Medicaid to basic medical services, such as doctor visits.
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     July 2009 - Making Medicare Work for your Dually Eligible Clients , Part II

We conclude our two-part webinar series (in June and July) by focusing on helping you figure out how to assist your dually eligible clients through the maze of Medicare and Medicaid. This month, in the second session of our 2-part series, learn how Medicaid works for people with Medicare and Medicaid (duals) who choose to join Medicare Advantage plans.

We’ll talk about the general rules on enrollment, disenrollmemt, accessing services covered by both Medicare and Medicaid, and when Medicaid pays Medicare and Medicare Advantage out-of-pocket costs. We'll also look more closely at current and soon-to-be implemented rules for Special Needs Plans for duals (D-SNPs).
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Eligibility, Enrollment and Disenrollment Guidance

The new guides also announce continuous Special Enrollment Periods for ALL Low Income Subsidy Beneficiaries.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Eligibility, Enrollment and Disenrollment Guidance for 2008

The new guides also announce continuous Special Enrollment Periods for ALL Low Income Subsidy Beneficiaries.

Medicare Prescription Plan finder

Pharmaceutical Assistance Program

Some Pharmaceutical Companies offer assistance programs for the drugs they manufacture. To see if any programs are available for the drugs you are taking, please select the letter in the list below to see if your drug is on the list.

Outreach Toolkit: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Protecting Your Personal Information

Medicare Learning Network

Training materials, toolkit for healthcare professionals, Medlearn Matters series of articles on Part D drug coverage and Part D posters.

No Medicare Part D Late Fee for Low-Income Enrollees in 2007

CMS announcement to waive late enrollment penalties for low-income beneficaries.

2007 Transition Requirements

A reminder memo to plan sponsors including a table of the transition process requirements and what is expected from the plan.

CMS Issue Papers

Exceptions and Appeals Processes

Part D Eligibility and Enrollment

Beneficiary Protections

Why the new drug benefit will work on day one for dual eligible individuals

Alternative Part D benefit designs and options for enhancing Medicare drug coverage

Helping beneficiaries get the most out of Medicare's new drug coverage

Families USA

Medicare Central

Health Assistance Partnerships

Medicare Drug Coverage

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

The Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit - Fact Sheet

The Implications of the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit for Dual Eligibles - 3 reports

The New Medicare Prescription Drug Law: Issues for Enrolling Dual Eligibles into Drug Plans Medicare's New Prescription Drug Benefit: The Voices of People Dually Covered by Medicare and Medicaid Implications of The Medicare Modernization Act For States: Observations from a Focus Group Discussion with Medicaid Directors.

Medicare Advocacy Center

2008 Summary of Medicare Prescription Drug

Medicare Rights Center

Regular Updates on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit

Register for a free copy of "Medicare Part D Appeals"

An Advocate's manual to navigating the Medicare private drug plan appeals process". This manual offers an comprehensive overview of the entire process in an easy-to-understand manner.

Mental Health America

Get Educated, Get Enrolled

Medicare Rx Benefit Campaign

Mental Health Part D

An essential resource for the Mental Health Community

This site has separate sections targeted specifically at Psychiatrics and Other Physicians, Providers at Community Behavioral Health and Integrated Health Centers and Consumers and Their Families.


A Few Tips & Reminders at the Pharmacy Counter

National Conference of State Legislatures

2008 Prescription Drug State Legislation

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Medicare Drug Benefit, Mental Health Provider Resources

National Senior Citizens Law Center

Tools for Advocates

There are tools for Transition Supples, Enrollment, Low Income Subsidy, Exception and Appeals as well as other general information.

NY City's Department for the Aging (DFTA)


HIICAP is New York's source for free, current and impartial information about health care coverage for older people.

Benefit QuickCheck

A free and simple service that identifies Federal, State and City benefit programs that can improve the quality of life for residents of New York State and New York City.

New York State Office of Mental Health


NYS OMH website with information on topics related to Medicare Part D.

Selfhelp Community Services, Inc.

Medicare Part D 2008 Update or "The Plans, They are A-Changing"

The Social Security Administration

Help with Prescription Drug Costs

U.S. Pharmacopeia

Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Model Guidelines, Drug Categories and Classes in Part D