Sending Office: Honorable Lynn Jenkins
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Address the Crisis of Medication Non-Adherence

 

Dear Colleague:

We ask that you join us in cosponsoring bipartisan legislation to improve coordination of care for our nation’s Medicare beneficiaries. H.R. 3447, The Furthering Access to Coordinated Treatment for Seniors (FACTS) Act of 2017 takes serious strides to address
the crisis of medication nonadherence, estimated to be responsible for $300 billion in annual health care costs and 125,000 annual preventable deaths.

Under current law, there is no proper channel of communication between Medicare Parts A and B claims data with Medicare Part D plans. This creates a dangerous disconnect between the clinical setting, where patients are diagnosed, and the pharmacy setting,
where patients receive their medications. Put simply, it means Part D Plans and pharmacists may not know about their patient’s past hospitalization or other complications related to improper use of their medication, and therefore won’t be able to proactively
tailor their medication counseling accordingly.

The Senate version was added by Senators Roberts (R-KS) and Carper (D-DE) to the
CHRONIC CARE Act and passed unanimously by the Senate Finance Committee in May 2017.

If you have any questions or would like to cosponsor this legislation, please contact Baruch Humble in Rep. Jenkins’ office at
Baruch.Humble@mail.house.gov or Casey Badmington in Rep. Mike Thompson’s office at
Casey.Badmington@mail.house.gov.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lynn Jenkins                           Mike Thompson
Member of Congress               Member of Congress

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