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