Caring For Medicare Beneficiaries
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people 65 years of age and older and for some younger adults with permanent disabilities or certain medical conditions. More than 37 million Medicare beneficiaries obtain prescription drug coverage through Medicare Part D.
Two primary issues facing many of these beneficiaries include difficulty with the Part D plan selection process and affordability of Medicare Part D plans. These two issues are highly prevalent among underserved and limited income individuals.
Realizing the need of Medicare beneficiaries, the Harrison School of Pharmacy (HSOP) and Alabama Department of Senior Services (ADSS) have collaborated to help improve these problems. Accordingly, the following programs have been established:
- The Medicare Outreach Program: Open Enrollment Events for Medicare Beneficiaries
- The C.A.R.E.S. Pharmacy Network Program: Certification Program for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Both programs have the primary goal to increase Medicare beneficiaries' access to community resources and publicly funded programs, especially among those who live in rural communities in Alabama.
Last Updated: February 22, 2017