If your year starts with a new Medicare drug plan, you may find that your drug plan will require an exception form to be filed before it covers the drug. The rules are generally put in to help save the plan money and to encourage you and your doctor to see if there is a less expensive drug that can be just as effective.
Longevity Alliance Guide on Drug Exceptions will help you understand what the exceptions mean and how to take the next steps. It also includes links to plan websites where you can find more information about what your plan requires.
Your plan will generally approve a 90 day supply of the prescription while you transition to the new plan rules and you and your doctor see if there is an alternative in the plan's formulary (list of drugs) that will work for you.