Part D of the Medicare is for the prescription drug cover. People are eligible to apply for this cover if they are covered under both the Part A (hospital policy) and part B (Medical Policy) or else an advantage cover of the part C.
This covers all the possible drugs under various tiers both generic as well as the branded ones. The premium of this policy varies according to the coverage of the drugs. If one has got good deal of cover to a particular tier of drugs that too branded in nature, one may have to pay a good deal of premium and hence premium depends on the quality of the drug coverage opted for.
Prescription drug coverage is one of the cover under umbrella of the Medicaid in the state of Wyoming and is a mandatory service for the child populations but is an option for the adult categories. Along with this prescription drug program, the Wyoming state provides many other related drug programs which include:
PDAP is a state funded program to assist the drug cover. It provides three prescriptions per month with a copay of $10 for the generic drugs and $25 for the branded ones. The copayments for Wyoming Medicaid pharmacy program are as follows:
Moreover people such as residents of nursing facility or swing beds, pregnant clients or those under the age of 21 and services for family planning and emergency and hot spice are exempt from the copayment.
It was decided in the Wyoming legislature in the year of 2005 to let the people donate unused drugs to the participating donation sites to disburse them among the needy who cannot afford to buy them.
The pharmacy lock in program was launched to arrest the excessive flow of drugs which are intended for limited use by frequent visits to the hospitals, doctors and emergency rooms and pharmacies.
This was launched in the interests of the health of clients and also to eradicate the practice of unnecessary utilization of drugs due to unnecessary and excessive prescription of drugs. People who fall under this category must get their prescriptions filled at a single pharmacy outlet all the time.
Wyoming state has introduced the Tobacco cessation coverage with an aim to eradicate tobacco addiction. Although the people under the part D coverage are not given these drugs, it is covered under the Wyoming equality program. Here is a link for the information on the Tobacco cessation program: Tobacco Cessation Coverage
SMAC is the acronym for State maximum allowable cost program. That maximum is the amount which the state shells out for generic multi source medications and single source drug products. This program is managed by the Good Health Systems (GHS) and the same address any queries regarding that here:
The state also took care of preventing the frauds made by tampering the prescription pads for both electronic and handwritten ones. Details are available at the following link: Wyoming Department of Health
The following drugs are excluded from the coverage list:
Medicare covers all those drugs which have signed a rebate plan and are registered with Medispan.