Development of Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Monitoring Methods

Client: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Under subcontract to IMPAQ International, as part of ongoing work to measure compliance in Medicare Part C and D, Mission Analytics is evaluating access in preferred pharmacy networks within Part D plans. Using geographic analysis software, Mission Analytics will measure and compare geographic access to preferred networks and assess whether access for certain groups is disproportionately limited. In particular, CMS is interested in knowing whether beneficiaries in rural areas and inner city areas have more limited access to preferred pharmacies.