State Pharmacy Assistance Programs at a Crossroads: How Will They Respond to the Medicare Drug Benefit?

July 1, 2005
Williams, C. et al.

This policy brief is one in a series presenting results from a recent study of State Pharmacy Assistance Programs (SPAPs), their implementation experience and responses to the new Medicare drug benefit. The study included site visits, in-depth interviews with state program leaders and stakeholders and a questionnaire of state program directors to explore their plans and preferences for responding to the Medicare drug benefit. The Principal Investigator for the study is Jack Hoadley. The study was funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization initiative, for which AcademyHealth serves as the National Program Office.