CNA Examines Liability Challenges of Medicare Rx Benefits

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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Recently, the CNA insurance companies issued a client bulletin that examines the liability challenges of Medicare’s Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D). Since Part D became effective in 2006, it has presented a variety of current and emerging risk exposures to aging care organizations, especially skilled care settings.

This CNA bulletin explores such issues as the patient’s right to choose among multiple prescription drug plans, managing drug formulary restrictions, compliance with medication management mandates and others. The bulletin also presents strategies to help strengthen policies and procedures with respect to patient education and assistance, management of multiple prescription drug plans, drug regimen review and utilization control.

CNA is one of the nation’s leading providers of medical liability insurance for healthcare providers and organizations. The new bulletin is one of dozens of healthcare risk management publications available at www.cna.com. Click “Risk Control,� “Client Materials,� “Medical Services.�

CNA is the country’s seventh largest commercial insurance writer and the 13th largest property and casualty company. CNA’s insurance products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine and other property and casualty coverages. CNA services include risk management, information services, underwriting, risk control and claims administration. For more information, please visit CNA at www.cna.com. CNA is a registered service mark, trade name and domain name of CNA Financial Corporation.

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