the process in which one is enrolled in a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) without having to fill out paperwork. The auto enrollment will happen for those already on Medicare and Medicaid (full benefit, dual eligibles) beginning in fall 2005.
The process by which CMS will randomly assign individuals with both Medicare and Medicaid (dual eligibles) into prescription drug plans (PDPs). Beneficiary Someone who has Medicare prescription drug coverage. (See also: dual eligible.) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) The federal agency that runs the Medicare program, including the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit program. In addition, CMS works with the States to run the Medicaid program.