Pharmacists are key to Medicare Part D education and outreach

Medicare Part D decisions are confusing and complex, especially to underprivileged and underserved seniors and disabled applicants. Pharmacists have the expertise to solve this problem if they were named by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as the primary educators for the Part D benefit and appropriately funded, according to B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, chair; Marilyn Stebbins, PharmD, clinical professor; and Timothy W. Cutler, PharmD, assistant clinical pharmacy professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, UCSF School of Pharmacy.

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About the School: The UCSF School of Pharmacy is a premier graduate-level academic organization dedicated to improving health through precise therapeutics. It succeeds through innovative research, by educating PharmD health professional and PhD science students, and by caring for the therapeutics needs of patients while exploring innovative new models of patient care. The School was founded in 1872 as the first pharmacy school in the American West. It is an integral part of UC San Francisco, a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide.