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  (January 31, 2013)

Saint Augustine, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 has updated their 2013 Medicare Part D prescription drug tools with the latest 2013 Medicare prescription drug data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The 2013 CMS drug data is included in the Q1Medicare Formulary Browser, Drug Finder, and Long-Term Care Drug tools for 2013 Medicare prescription drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage.

The 2013 Q1Medicare Formulary Browser allows users to view any Medicare prescription drug plans entire formulary online and to view coverage details for each medication, including the average retail drug price. For example, over 330 formularies now include the generic medication Atorvastatin while the number of formularies covering the brand-name drug Lipitor® has decreased from 225 formularies in early 2012 to only 70 Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plan formularies for 2013.

Alternatively, the Q1Medicare 2013 Drug Finder allows people to see how any medication is covered by all of the different Medicare Part D plans or Medicare Advantage plans in their service area. For instance, the generic medication Quetiapine Fumarate, the generic for Seroquel® is available in 2013 on 296 Medicare prescription drug plan formularies, but the cost of coverage can vary widely between Medicare plans with co-payments ranging from $0 to over $45 depending on the chosen plan. As an example, the Florida Medicare Part D plans that cover the generic Quetiapine Fumarate can be found at:

Lastly, the 2013 Q1Medicare Long-Term Care (LTC) Drug Tool also includes the latest Medicare drug data updates. The LTC Drug Tool cross-references over 160 of the most popular brand-name and generic medications used by LTC facilities with the available Medicare Part D prescription drug plans qualifying for the low-income subsidy $0 premium and institutional Medicare Advantage Special Needs Plans (SNPs). For example, the LTC drug tool for Florida can be found at:

Many Medicare Part D plan Members are affected by the monthly drug data changes and with our 2013 Formulary Browser, people can quickly see the details of their particular plans prescription drugs coverage, notes Dr. Susan Johnson, Technical Director and co-founder of Q1Group LLC. In addition, our 2013 Drug Finder and LTC drug tools provide a one-click overview of how all Medicare plans in a service area cover a specific medication.

The Q1Medicare 2013 Formulary Browser, Drug Finder, and Long-Term Care Drug tools are available to all site visitors at no cost and designed for PC, smartphone and tablet platforms. As a convenience, the results of the Formulary Browser and Drug Finder can be printed for offline use.

About the Website is one of the largest independent online resources for Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and Medicare Advantage plan information. Q1Medicare offers a large selection of Frequently Asked Questions, online tools, and a free Medicare Part D Newsletter all designed to help Medicare beneficiaries, healthcare professionals, advocates, advisers, caregivers, and insurance agents better understand both the Medicare Part D prescription drug and Medicare Advantage programs. is operated by Q1Group LLC (Saint Augustine, Florida).

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