Medicare's new prescription drug benefit (Part D) goes into effect on
January 1, 2006. As you try to help patients eligible for this benefit
navigate complex information and select a plan that best fits their needs,
questions with no easy answers are bound to arise. To help you get the
information you need, APA's Office of Healthcare Systems and Financing has
created a new service that allows you to submit questions by phone to its Part
D QLine or by e-mail and receive prompt answers. You can contact this service
Phone: (866) 882-6227
This service is in addition to the Web site that APA created with other
mental health advocacy groups at<www.mentalhealthpartd.org/>.
This site provides breaking news on Medicare Part D and other useful
information for psychiatrists and patients and their families.