For the legs, arrange three sets of three chocolate doughnut holes
coming off of each side of the ''body'' doughnut.
CVS, which has 7,300 pharmacies and 600 Minute Clinics, has distributed 750,000 brochures on Medicare's preventive benefits and the Part D doughnut hole
, and has given patients some 30 million receipts imprinted with similar information, Helena Foulkes, executive vice president for CVS Caremark, said during the press briefing.
We conclude that risk-adjusting the doughnut hole
is not just expected to increase incentives for cost containment, but also to reduce the difference in out-of-pocket expenses between the healthy and the chronically ill.
Next year, patient cost sharing for brand-name drugs will be cut in half, and the doughnut hole
will be closed completely by 2020.
PEDIATRIC NEWS: How many Medicare beneficiaries will fall into the doughnut hole
occurs when a beneficiary has used $2,400 to cover medication costs.
The Democrats, who now control both houses of Congress, have made elimination of the so-called doughnut hole
(see the box below) a major objective in the first hundred days of the 110th Congress.
Part Doughnut Hole
," no one has as yet been able to comprehend it, though it seems to work fine for people who are willing to substitute shark cartilage and lemon grass tea for prescription drugs.
People taking one of the disease-modifying therapies--which typically cost $16,000 to $22,000 a year--find that they hit this doughnut hole
in the first few months.
The doughnut hole
is peculiar because it goes directly against the general design of insurance.
The doughnut hole
will apply to Medicare-only beneficiaries (such as many assisted living residents and short-stay nursing home patients), but it will not apply to dual eligibles (who constitute a larger proportion of nursing home residents).
since ADAP spending for those in the doughnut hole
will not count toward TROOP.
Using a slotted spoon to pick up one or two doughnut holes
at a time, gently lower three or four holes into oil and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes (to check timing, cut first doughnut hole
Ships legally can, and do, empty their tanks in such places, including one such doughnut hole
at the entrance to famed Glacier Bay National Park.
Because the second pulse is doughnut-shaped, with blobs of light above and below its doughnut hole
, the red light confines fluorescence to a roughly spherical spot 100 nm across.