42 CFR 423.906 - General payment provisions.

§ 423.906 General payment provisions.

(a)Regular Federal matching. Regular Federal matching applies to the eligibility determination and notification activities specified in § 423.904(a) and (b).

(b)Medicare as primary payer. Medicare is the primary payer for covered drugs for Part D eligible individuals. Medical assistance is not available to full-benefit dual eligible individuals, including those not enrolled in a Part D plan, for -

(1) Part D drugs; or

(2) Any cost-sharing obligations under Part D relating to Part D drugs.

(3) The effective date of paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this section is January 1, 2006.

(c)Noncovered drugs. States may elect to provide coverage for outpatient drugs other than Part D drugs in the same manner as provided for non-full benefit dual eligible individuals or through an arrangement with a prescription drug plan or a MA-PD plan.

[ 70 FR 4525, Jan. 28, 2005, as amended at 73 FR 20509, Apr. 15, 2008]