LTCPA Outlines Part D Concerns In Letter to President-elect Obama
LTCPA has written a letter to President-Elect Obama outlining concerns about how the Part D program is serving long term care residents.
Read the LTCPA Letter (PDF)
LTCPA Analysis: CMS Prohibition on Caregivers Assisting Nursing Home Residents With Medicare Part D Plan Selection Creating Serious Problems
The LTCPA has released a policy analysis of issues surrounding enrollment of long term term care residents in Medicare Part D. Based on its analysis, LTCPA recommends changing CMS rules to allow caregivers to assist nursing home residents in becoming enrolled in a plan that best matches their needs.
Read the LTCPA Policy Brief
LTC Pharmacist Testifies Before Energy & Commerce Subcommittee
Larry Galluzzo, President of Skilled Care LTC pharmacy, testified before the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee on a number of issues including immediate access to coverage for new LTC Part D beneficiaries, assisting LTC residents with plan selection, and recovering unpaid copays.
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Bipartisan Group of House Members Urges CMS to Revise Its Marketing Guidelines
A bipartisan group including Congressmen English, Waxman, Ramstad, Bilirakis, and Strickland have sent a letter to CMS Adminstrator McClellan urging the Part D marketing guidelines be revised to allow LTC health professionals to assist residents in selecting the best plan for their needs.
Read the Congressional Letter (PDF)
Senator Schumer Introduces Legislation to Give LTC Residents Help in Choosing a Part D Plan
Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation to allow LTC facilities to assist residents with technical help and counseling in choosing the best Part D plan.
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Georgia House Overwhelmingly Passes the Georgia Medicare Part D Authorized Decision Makers Act
On March 3rd, the Georgia House voted 152-1 in favor of designating employees of health care providers and others to act as authorized representatives for elderly seniors who lack the ability to make Part D decisions on their own, and have no legal representative.
Read the Bill (PDF)