Step Therapy

Step therapy procedure on progressThis is a special part of some Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. It is basically a coverage rule that says you must try a less expensive but similar prescription drug first to see if it treats your condition before the plan will cover the prescribed drug.

The step therapy procedure of Jane’s plan proved that the lower-cost prescription drug was just as effective for treating her condition as the more popular yet expensive prescription brand prescription drug that was originally prescribed.