S.2184 - Long-Term Care Resident Part D Assistance Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] (Introduced 01/25/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/25/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2184 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/25/2006)
Long-Term Care Resident Part D Assistance Act of 2006 - Amends title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services to establish procedures (which may waive requirements) in order to provide residents of long-term care (LTC) facilities with assistance with respect to prescription drug coverage under part D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program).
Requires such procedures to include at least: (1) a dedicated toll-free telephone number for LTC facility staff to request coverage information; and (2) plan selection assistance for full-benefit dual eligible LTC facility residents who have failed to enroll in a prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plan.