MBS was also asked to identify the number of new Federal regulatory requirements that would be required to implement the MMA, as well as who would be responsible for complying with those requirements.
Resolving disputes with rejected bidders for Benefit Manager contracts for the 15 geographic regions;
Resolving disputes involving allegations against Benefit Managers brought by beneficiaries and "contracting pharmacies";
Establishing a separate regulatory regime to govern the relationship between Benefit Mangers and pharmacies, including, for the first time, Federal regulation of pharmacies;
Assisting such agencies as the Social Security Administration and the Office of Personnel Management in processing premium payments by beneficiaries and reimbursement payments to pharmacies for ¾'s of a billion to one billion pharmaceutical transactions per year; and
Establishing and implementing confidentiality standards to govern prescription drug transactions.