As previously reported, CMS announced in September that the 2009 Medicare Part B drug competitive acquisition program (CAP) is being postponed indefinitely. The CAP is a voluntary program that offers physicians the option to acquire many injectable and infused Part B drugs from an approved CAP vendor, rather than buying and billing the drugs directly.  In preparation for the 2009 CAP postponement, CMS has provided information to physicians on claims submission deadlines for drugs administered in 2008, the procedures for dealing with CAP drugs not administered by December 31, 2008, and emergency restocking of CAP drugs for dates of service on or before December 31, 2008.