Jump up ^ Carrie Johnson, "Medical Fraud a Growing Problem: Medicare Pays Most Claims Without Review," The Washington Post, June 13, 2008 SilverSneakers® Fitness program† (B) The sponsor has obtained the applicable case management information from the sponsor of the beneficiary's most recent plan and updated it as appropriate. What Benefits are Covered? Once you select a new plan to enroll in, you’ll be disenrolled automatically from your old plan when your new plan’s coverage begins. You do not have to contact your old plan to disenroll. Table 17 compares the estimated administrative costs related to the MLR reporting requirements under the current regulation and under this proposed rule. As indicated, this proposed rule estimates that MA organizations and Part D sponsors will spend on average 36 hours per MA or Part D contract on administrative work, compared to 47 hours per contract under the current rule. We estimate the average cost per hour of MLR reporting using wage data for computer and information systems managers, as we believe that the tasks associated with MLR reporting generally fall within the fields of data processing, computer programming, information systems, and systems analysis. Based on computer and information systems managers wage Start Printed Page 56473data from BLS, we estimate that MA organizations and Part D sponsors would incur annual MLR reporting costs of approximately $5,045 per contract on average under our proposal, as opposed to $6,587 per contract under the current regulations. Consequently, the proposed changes would, on average, reduce the annual administrative costs by $1,542 per contract. Across all MA and Part D contracts, we estimate that the proposed changes would reduce the annual administrative burden related to MLR reporting by 6,457 hours, resulting in a savings of $904,884. Since the plans cover the same set of health care services, you’ll also want to pay attention to differences in the provider networks, the biweekly rates, and the out-of-pocket amount that you will pay up front when you receive services such as copays, deductibles, and coinsurance. Finally, there are aspects of the notice requirements related to the CMS initiated nonrenewal authority that are useful in the administration of the Part C and D programs and which we propose preserving in the revised termination provision. Specifically, § 422.506(b)(2)(ii) requires notice to be provided by mail to a contracting organization's enrollees at least 90 days prior to the effective date of the nonrenewal, while § 422.510(b)(1)(ii) requires affected plan enrollees to be notified within 30 days of the effective date of the termination. We see a continuing benefit to the administration of the Part C and D programs in retaining the authority to ensure that, when possible, enrollees can be made aware of their plan's discontinuation at least by October 1 of a given year so that they can make the necessary plan choice Start Printed Page 56467during the annual election period. Therefore, we propose adding provisions at §§ 422.510(b)(2)(v) and 423.509(b)(2)(v) to require that enrollees receive notice no later than 90 days prior to the December 31 effective date of a contract termination when we make such determination on or before August 1 of the same year. As discussed in section III.A.2 of this proposed rule, the MMA added section 1860D-1(b)(3)(D) to the Act to establish a special election period (SEP) for full-benefit dual eligible (FBDE) beneficiaries under Part D. This SEP, codified at § 423.38(c)(4), was later extended to all other subsidy-eligible beneficiaries by regulation (75 FR 19720). The SEP allows eligible beneficiaries to make Part D enrollment changes (that is, enroll in, disenroll from, or change Part D plans, including Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD) plans) throughout the year, unlike other Part D enrollees who generally may switch plans only during the annual enrollment period (AEP) each fall. How to apply and enroll Privacy Policies Medicare FFS Physician Feedback Program/Value-Based Payment Modifier Categorical Adjustment Index (CAI) means the factor that is added to or subtracted from an overall or summary Star Rating (or both) to adjust for the average within-contract (or within-plan as applicable) disparity in performance associated with the percentages of beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and enrolled in Medicaid, beneficiaries who receive a Low Income Subsidy, or have disability status in that contract (or plan as applicable). About HSA Plans Options for people with disabilities ANDA Abbreviated New Drug Application Florida Blue Centers in Your Community Health workforce Data were collected from health insurer rate filing submitted to state regulators. These submissions are publicly available for the states we analyzed. Most rate information is available in the form of a SERFF filing (System for Electronic Rate and Form Filing) that includes a base rate and other factors that build up to an individual rate. In states where filings were unavailable, we gathered data from tables released by state insurance departments. Filings in most states are still preliminary. All premiums in this analysis are at the rating area level, and some plans may not be available in all cities or counties within the rating area. Rating areas are typically groups of neighboring counties, so a major city in the area was chosen for identification purposes.

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