Amplicare Match (iMedicare): Grow Your Medicare Business

Offering plan comparisons as a service to your patients is one of the most successful ways to keep your Medicare patients filling at your pharmacy year-to-year as well as bring…

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Getting Started

Medicare training guides

View or print our easy-to-read training tutorials for consolidated info on the most important topics!
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Performing a plan comparison

A step-by-step guide to help you learn how to quickly and easily perform a plan comparison for your patients.
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Medicare plan types

Understanding the difference between regular PDP, MA-PDP (Medicare Advantage), SNP, and Medigap.
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How to perform a Medicare Advantage plan comparison

Follow this guide to master the ins and outs of performing a Medicare Advantage plan comparison
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How to compare Medigap Plans

A step-by-step guide on performing a Medigap plan comparison
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Do's and Don't's of helping patients with a plan comparison

Ensure you're compliant with CMS rules
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Current plan & subsidy detection

An explanation of Amplicare's plan and subsidy detection tool
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Updated this week

How to check current plan or subsidy

Tips for how to confirm your patient's current plan or subsidy information
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Consulting with patients about Medicare

Medicare is complex, especially for your patients! Here are some tips to make each consultation beneficial.
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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Dual eligible patients

What you need to know about dual eligible patients ("Medi-Medi" patients)
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Plan tags: "Preferred", "Chain", Mail Order", "Gap Coverage", "Benchmark"

Understand the different types of plan network status's and what they mean for your patients & your pharmacy.
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Preferred plans explained

What "preferred" really means and why preferred plans aren't always the cheapest option for your patient
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Medicare phases of coverage

Help your patients understand the Medicare Part D coverage phases and how their drug costs throughout the year can change
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Formulary restrictions

Prior authorizations, quantity limits, step therapy, and days supply restrictions explained.
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Doctor Lookup

Help patients compare Medicare Advantage plans with ease!
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Helping patients enroll in Medicare plans

Learn about different engagement strategies for helping your patients with Medicare plan comparisons
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How to use the nearby pharmacy tool

Learn how to use the Nearby Pharmacy tool to determine preferred statuses at other pharmacies.
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Top Open Enrollment opportunities ("win-wins")

How to address these high priority opportunities in Amplicare
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Patient Portal

Everything you need to know about Amplicare's patient-facing plan enrollment portal -- enroll.amplicare.com!
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Best Practices

How to discuss mail-order preferred plans with your patients

It doesn't have to be a tricky topic. Here are some best practices when having a conversation about Medicare plans with your patient.
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Scheduling Newly Eligible patient engagement campaigns

Learn how to set up campaigns to engage with your patients eligible to enroll in Medicare for the first time
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Best practices for Open Enrollment

Everything you need to know to have a successful Open Enrollment and maximize your Medicare patient retention!
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Recommended Medicare patients to target

Best practices on how to prioritize your high-value Medicare patients during Open Enrollment.
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Gain new Medicare business

Best practices for leveraging your free plan comparison service to gain new Medicare business!
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What to do after a patient enrolls in a plan

It's important to record your progress appropriately after you help a patient enroll in a plan!
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Tracking and improving plan comparison performance

Best practices for tracking your progress and following up with patients appropriately during Open Enrollment
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Find therapeutic alternative medications

Use Amplicare to find therapeutic alternatives that are covered by your patient's plan.
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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Formulary Lookup

An overview on using Amplicare's Formulary Lookup tool
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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Add your pharmacy's branding to the Patient Portal

Learn how to increase patient loyalty by adding your pharmacy's logo to the patient-facing plan enrollment website
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Best practices for Dual Eligible plan comparisons

Understand how to successfully help your dual eligible patients while increasing your pharmacy's revenue.
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Best practices for helping your Newly Eligible Medicare patients

Increase loyalty among your Medicare patients during their Initial Enrollment Period with these best practices.
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Industry Knowledge

What is Medicare?

Everything you need to know about this health insurance program.
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Formulary and tiering exceptions

Why is my patient's out-of-pocket cost for a drug so high?
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Medigap Enrollment Basics

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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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Medigap policies

Everything you need to know about Medicare Supplement Insurance aka "Medigap"
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Written by Carrie He
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CMS marketing rules for Medicare plans

Medicare plans may be violating the rules. Protect yourself and your patients by reading these guidelines!
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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PACE/PACENET explained

Navigating Pennyslvania's PACE and PACENET programs with Medicare Part D
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Prescription drug coverage: VA benefits & Medicare Part D

How do these two Government Health Programs interact and should I consider having both?
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Can my patient change plans outside of Open Enrollment?

Everything you need to know about Special Enrollment Periods
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What is partial extra help?

Examining this often overlooked part of Part D Extra Help
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5-star special enrollment periods

More than 6 million patients on Part D are eligible for this special enrollment period
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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Medicare BINs, PCNs, and RxGroups

Find your plan's BINs, PCNs, and RxGroups!
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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IRMAA explained

Everything you need to know about how IRMAA affects monthly Medicare payments
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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2020 Benchmark Part D Plans by State

Stand-alone Part D plans (PDPs) where dual eligible patients have $0 monthly premiums in 2020
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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Comparing Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage

Pros and cons of the two different enrollment options: stand-alone Part D (with Medigap) or Medicare Advantage
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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FAQ's

Is the Coverage Gap ("Donut Hole") ending?

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How up-to-date is a provider's network status?

Why it's important to confirm doctor network status with the provider directly.
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Why do prescription drug costs change?

The most common explanations for your patients' biggest question.
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Why are my patients no longer allowed to have their Medicare Part D premiums automatically deducted from their Social Security check?

An explanation as to why this may be happening
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Why can't I find a plan in Amplicare?

We only show Medicare plans in-network for your pharmacy. Find out why a plan might not display when you perform a comparison.
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Why does my patient go right into Initial Coverage even though there's a deductible?

Some drugs are exempt from the deductible. Read this article to learn more!
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Why is my patient in the deductible for the whole year?

Patients often remain in the deductible even if their total out-of-pocket costs are higher than the deductible limit -- here's why!
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Written by Carrie He
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What do I do when I'm under-reimbursed?

MAC appeal forms and contact info for state insurance commissioners
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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How do I provide an Enroll ID?

Explanations on what an "Enroll ID" is and how your patients can access one.
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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Does the Enroll ID for the patient enrollment portal change over time?

Short Answer: Yes!
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What is an out-of-network plan?

In-Network vs. Out-of-Network Plans
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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How can I help my dual eligible patients switch plans?

There are a few ways to help dual eligible patients switch plans!
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Written by Sarah Newgaard
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How does the late enrollment penalty affect my patients?

What it is & why patients need to know about it.
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Where are Plans C and F?

Medigap Plans C and F are ending in 2020. Learn how this affects your patients' coverage.
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Written by Ashley Hunt
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