Medicare Part D



Medicare is a health insurance program created to help qualifying people with the cost of health care.  Medicare now offers insurance foroutpatient prescription drugs through a voluntary program offered by private plans which began in January 2006. This program is financed through what is called Medicare Part D.

The Part D program was enacted in legislation through the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 or (MMA).  It is available only to those that qualify for and receive Medicare Part A and/or Part B.  Coverage is provided through private insurers such as Humana and United Healthcare among others.

In this course, we’ll look at the background of Medicare Part D and its associated eligibility and enrollment process, benefits, formularies, and gap in coverage.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the background of Medicare Part D
  • Explain the enrollment process and periods for beneficiaries
  • Summarize the basic Part D drug benefits and Coverage Gap
  • Discuss the Part D drug formularies
  • Identify which beneficiaries can receive extra help

Source File Format

Studio 09, Studio 13

Course Features

DurationCourse Duration: 35 minutes

AudioProfessional Voice-Over Narration

Interaction (1)Interactivity

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