Part D and Workers’ Compensation MSA: Questions and Answers

Beginning January 1, 2006, Medicare will begin its Part D prescription drug coverage as a result of the implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). This memorandum includes policy regarding the inclusion of prescription drugs that Medicare will cover as of January 1, 2006, in Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Arrangements (WCMSAs).

NOTE: References to prescription drugs in this document are limited to those prescription drugs that are for the treatment of the Workers’ Compensation (WC) related injury(ies) and/or illness(es)/disease(s), (hereinafter referred to as “WC injury”) and those where Medicare provides coverage.