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Date of last update: 04/2005
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LTCPA is offering the Medicare-approved LTC Card as a part of a new government program to improve access to the many medications required by low-income nursing facility residents. The card supplements the specialized services currently provided by LTCPA member pharmacies to 60 percent of all residents of skilled nursing facilities nationwide. LTC Cards are temporary (transitional) assistance cards sponsored by the LTCPA in association with ACS State Healthcare that provides low-income nursing facility residents with access to a $600 prescription drug benefit provided by the Medicare.

Learn more about LTC Cards:     

If you are a Medicare beneficiary in a nursing home or are responsible for someone in a nursing home, click here

If you are a nursing home administrator or employee, click here.

If you are a pharmacy that would like information on obtaining network access to the LTC Card, click here.

For help or more information, please call the LTCPA Customer Service Center at 1-866-490-1863, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern (TTY users should call 1-888-816-7874)

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  • The LTC Card is a prescription drug discount card program is approved by Medicare but it is not a Medicare benefit.
  • The LTC Card is not intended to replace prescription drug benefits obtained through participation in insurance plans, including a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medigap policy, Medicaid, or an employer or retiree plan.
  • The LTC Card is available to all Medicare beneficiaries residing in nursing homes in the United States except for those who have prescription drug coverage under their state's Medicaid (Medical Assistance) program or those who are enrolled in a Medicare Managed Care Plan that offer its own Exclusive Approved Card Program.
  • Enrollees in Exclusive Approved Card Programs offered by Managed Care Organizations are not eligible for any card but the one offered by their plan.

Medicare contact information: 1-800-Medicare (1-800-633-7227) TTY Users should call 1-877-486-2048

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CMS Approval: 08/2004
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