Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D)
Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Medicare Part D) is a federal prescription drug benefit program for Medicare beneficiaries.
Agency Accountable Official: Ellen Murray, Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources
Program Accountable Official: Peter Budetti , Deputy Administrator for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2012, HHS is reporting a composite error estimate for the Medicare Prescription Drug Program (Part D), based on Calendar Year (CY) 2010 payments. The FY 2012 Part D Composite Payment Error Rate combines five component payment error measures: the Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MARx) Payment Error (MPE) estimate; the Payment Error relating to Low Income Subsidy status (PELS); the Payment Error Related to Incorrect Medicaid Status (PEMS); the Payment Error Related to Prescription Drug Event Data Validation (PEPV); and the Payment Error related to Direct and Indirect Remuneration (PEDIR). More information on this program can be found in the Department's Agency Financial Report.