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National Pharma Audioconference: The New Medicare-Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Card Program: How it Will Work and Who Will Participate

  • Wednesday, January 14, 2004
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm (Eastern)
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm (Central)
11:00 am - 12:45 pm (Mountain)
10:00 am - 11:45 am (Pacific)





The Audioconference agenda is set forth in Eastern Daylight Time below:

1:00 pm Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Faculty
Tricia Neuman, Sc.D.

1:05 pm

Overview of the New Medicare-Endorsed Prescription Drug Discount Card Program
John Richardson, MPP

1:20 pm

CMS Implementation Plans
Timothy P. Trysla

1:40 pm

The Potential Role of Pharmacists and Pharmacies
Kristina E. Lunner

1:55 pm

The Potential Role of PBMs and Other Third Parties
Kirby Bessant

2:10 pm

Implications of the Drug Discount Card Program for Consumers
Tricia Neuman, Sc.D.
    Designing a Medicare Drug Discount Card: Implications of Policy Choices for Medicare Beneficiaries and Plan Sponsors, prepared by Health Strategies Consultancy LLC for the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation
    http://www.kff.org/medicare/6110.cfm

    Prescription Drug Discount Cards: Current Programs and Issues, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. http://www.kff.org/medicare/6014-index.cfm

    Summary of the Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement & Modernization Act of 2003, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation http://www.kff.org/medicare/6120.cfm

2:20 pm

Questions and Answers

2:45 pm

Audioconference Adjournment


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