In our Weekly Alert of August 12, 2004, the Center for Medicare Advocacy reviewed the Medicare Discount Drug Cards. One of the issues we raised concerned the difficulty, for people who use certain MS drugs, of entering the correct frequency and dosage amounts in the Medicare drug card web site. This information must be entered on the site in order to obtain price comparisons. After consultation with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the National Multiple Sclerosis Society developed instructions to assist people who are researching MS drugs. The Center for Medicare Advocacy is working with the MS Society to enhance understanding about this and other Medicare coverage issues for people with MS.
The MS Society’s instructions for using the CMS website may be found at http://www.nationalmssociety.org/discount_cards.asp.