doughnut hole


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doughnut hole

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a funding shortfall in the standard drug benefit offered by many Medicare prescription drug plans
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It created a "doughnut hole," which meant that the patient would pay out of pocket if the cost of prescriptions for the year exceeded $750 to $3,600.
But since it's the Dessert Museum, to enter this world you'd have to go down the doughnut hole,' he says.
But the deal helps fill the so-called doughnut hole in Medicare Part D.
Two sources close to the issue told Reuters that the meeting covered the "Doughnut Hole," after talks on the matter began in late 2014, when the United States and Cuba announced their mutual restoration of diplomatic ties.
Wrigley Jr.), in addition to Doritos Locos Tacos and the Cap'n Crunch Delights, basically a doughnut hole covered with Quaker Oats Co.'s Cap'n Crunch Crunch Berries cereal and filled with "milk" icing (PepsiCo).
PPACA is eliminating plans' ability to promote doughnut hole benefits by phasing out the doughnut hole, and enrollment in the "third plans" now accounts for just 2 percent of enrollment in stand-alone plans, officials say.
One of the ACA's greatest effects on Part D is its gradual closing of the "doughnut hole"-- the coverage lapse that occurs when users exceed their monthly drug benefits.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services soon will partner with CVS Caremark, Walgreens, Thrifty White, Walmart, and Sam's Club to provide Medicare beneficiaries educational materials on the Medicare Wellness Visit and other preventive services, as well as on the doughnut hole associated with Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.
A relatively new cost-sharing phenomenon is the "doughnut hole": a gap in coverage starting at a predefined level of medical expenses.
The plan restores the expensive "doughnut hole gap" in prescription coverage and undoes critical reforms to the worst abuses of the insurance industry.
"DOUGHNUT HOLE" REBATES: Medicare will provide $250 rebates to beneficiaries who hit the Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage gap known as the "doughnut hole." In 2009, about 43,000 (5) Arkansas seniors did not receive Medicare financial assistance for prescription drugs while in the doughnut hole.
One of the first provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to take effect is the $250 rebate for Medicare beneficiaries who fall into the Part D doughnut hole.