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Medicare.gov pricing tool now displays SilverScript’s updated 2017 PDP formularies
Did you know that the first update window available after the prescription drug plan formularies are approved in August does not appear on Medicare.gov until late March?
Pricing files are updated every two weeks but formulary changes occur just once a month starting in late March and continuing through October. The updates from each monthly formulary submission window, if they are approved by CMS, appear on Medicare.gov in the following month (for example, updates submitted in May appear in June).
We encourage you to use the Medicare.gov pricing tool or the SilverScript Agent Portal pricing tool when preparing estimates and analyses for your clients.
A partial list of drugs added to our 2017 plan year formularies can be found below. Be certain to check the drug pricing tools and/or formulary documents to confirm medication coverage details such as strength, form, dose, and any restrictions like prior authorization, quantity limits, step therapy requirements, Medicare Part B vs Part D restrictions, etc.
You can download from the SilverScript Agent Portal a copy of the formulary update for the SilverScript Choice PDP and the SilverScript Plus PDP plans.
- Benicar (addition)
- Brilinta (tier decrease)
- Diltiazem (addition)
- Eliquis (addition)
- Invokamet XR (addition)
- Jentadueto (addition)
- Larissa (addition)
- Lorcet HD (addition)
- Namzaric (addition)
- Nasonex (addition)
- Nexium (addition)
- Olmesartan medoxomil/amlodipine/hydrochlorothiazide (addition)
- Rosuvastatin (addition)
- Seroquel XR (tier decrease)
- Vagifem (tier decrease)
- Zetia (tier decrease)
Get accurate pricing for 2017 SilverScript plans
For accurate formulary drugs and drug pricing, visit Medicare.gov or SilverScriptAgentPortal.com. Be certain to visit the SilverScript Agent Portal under Reference Materials to print out or download your copy of the comprehensive formularies.
Questions or comments? Please contact your upline admin team. They are ready to support you.
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