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CMS tests model to increase drug adherence on Part D plans
Modern Healthcare

The CMS is launching an experiment to increase medication adherence for Medicare beneficiaries on Part D plans. The initiative, known as the medication therapy management model, will offer insurance companies incentives to boost adherence. The initiative explicitly targets stand-alone Part D plans, versus Medicare Advantage Plans with Part D offerings.The focused approach is critical, experts say. “The rationale is that Medicare Advantage plans currently have more of an incentive than stand-alone Part D plans to work with patients to take their medications because they are on the hook for hospitalizations,” said Tricia Neuman, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation’s program on Medicare policy.