Rural Perspective Regarding Regulations Implementing Titles I and II of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA)


Provides in chart form sections of the MMA which were identified as having special concern to rural Medicare beneficiaries, medical care providers, and policymakers. The particular sections are cited and implications for rural health services are indicated. Most of the sections identified are concerned with access to prescription drug coverage and the impact of the proposed legislation on rural pharmacies. The primary focus is on rules that will affect providers of drug coverage; this policy paper does not focus on rural dimensions of coverage from the insurance providers' perspective.

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
Curt Mueller, Keith Mueller, Janet Sutton