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Nationwide Audit of Medicare Part D Eligibility Verification Transactions

An E1 transaction is a Medicare Part D eligibility verification transaction that the pharmacy submits to the Part D transaction facilitator to bill for a prescription or determine drug coverage billing order. The Part D transaction facilitator returns information to the pharmacy that is needed to submit the prescription drug event. E1 transactions are part of the real-time process of the Coordination of Benefits and calculating the true out-of-pocket costs (CMS, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual, Pub. No. 100-18, chapter 14, § 30.4). We will review CMS's oversight of E1 transactions processed by contractors and determine whether the E1 transactions were created and used for intended purposes.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
February 2020 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nationwide Audit of Medicare Part D Eligibility Verification Transactions Office of Audit Services W-00-20-35751 2022