Avoiding a Medicare Part D Penalty

Posted On: 26th Mar, 2015 | Under: Compliance, Medicare | Tagged:
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To appreciate the Medicare Part D Penalty and help patients avoid it, one must first understand what Medicare Part D involves. Here are the points to keep in mind for your medical office, and it’s patients: Medicare Part D consists of a drug coverage plan that has a list of specific covered drugs, called a…

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