As a follow up to the August 2022 Newsline article, Medication Synchronization: Possible Concerns we want to remind pharmacies of some specific requirements when automatically mailing refills to Medicare Part D patients. CMS first outlined requirements for auto-shipping refills in the 2014 Call Letter and most recently made revisions in the 2020 Call Letter – these requirements were implemented in response to beneficiary complaints of receiving medications that they did not order or want and to reduce waste and unnecessary cost to both patients and taxpayers.
Here are the important points from the 2020 Call Letter: PAAS Tips:
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