Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Medicare Program; Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Programs MIPPA Drug Formulary & Protected Classes Policies
GAO-09-329R: Feb 2, 2009
- Full Report:
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) new rule on the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Programs MIPPA drug formulary and protected classes policies. GAO found that (1) the final rule revises the regulations governing the Medicare prescription drug benefit program (Part D), which change the definition of a covered Part D drug and add new requirements that apply to Part D formularies; and (2) CMS complied with the applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.