Medicare.gov 2016 Formulary Update? When?

Sep 29, 2015

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  1. TDS551
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    Anyone know when Medicare.gov updates its formularies for the following year?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    They typically make it available October 1st each year.
     
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    Hopefully it wont crash again this year, like it did last
     
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    Medicare told me the 13th... but traditionally it's been the 1st
     
    Dix86, Sep 30, 2015
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    Last year, the carrier formulary updates occurred on Oct 2nd.
     
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    Yep. That's why I'm waiting until Monday to start running comparisons. I don't want to have to run a bunch of them twice again this year.
     
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    Good reminders. I had forgotten how some of the initial update was incorrect last year. Also, you can pretty much count on the site crashing tomorrow and/or Friday - or at the very least, running super slow.
     
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    I always wait until at least 10/15
     
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    I wait until 12/6... nothing like a little pressure.


    but again it's not hard to do 3 comparisons...
     
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    Well when you have several hundred clients, it helps to get started on the comparisons before 10/15. If I waited until 10/15 I would be dead in the water.
     
    sman, Sep 30, 2015
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