Division of Behavioral Health Services

Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization and Improvement Act of 2003 (MMA)

The Medicare Prescription Drug Modernization and Improvement Act of 2003 (MMA) provides for a prescription drug benefit under Medicare (Part D) that became effective on January 1, 2006. The MMA requires persons who are dually eligible for Medicaid (Title XIX or Title XXI) and Medicare (Title XVIII) to receive available prescription drugs from Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDPs) or Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PDs). This legislation impacts Arizona's public behavioral health system, as Medicaid no longer covers the prescription drug costs (on drugs that are available through Medicare) for behavioral health recipients who are dually eligible.

The resources found on this page are meant to provide T/RBHAs, behavioral health providers, advocacy groups and behavioral health recipients with easy access to informational and educational resources on the MMA.

MMA Legislation:

ADHS/DBHS requirements regarding Medicare Part D:

Medicare Part D Costs:

General Resources:

Who to Contact:

CMS Webtools:

The Social Security Administration (SSA):