IBD Charts Such flexibility under our new interpretation of the uniformity requirement is not without limits, however, as section 1852(b)(1)(A) of the Act prohibits an MA plan from denying, limiting, or conditioning the coverage or provision of a service or benefit based on health-status related factors. MA regulations (for example, §§ 422.100(f)(2) and 422.110(a)) reiterate and implement this non-discrimination requirement. In interpreting these obligations to protect against discrimination, we have historically indicated that the purpose of the requirements is to protect high-acuity enrollees from adverse treatment on the basis of their higher cost health conditions (79 FR 29843; 76 FR 21432; and 74 FR 54634). As MA plans consider this new flexibility in meeting the uniformity requirement, they must be mindful of ensuring compliance with non-discrimination responsibilities and obligations.[25] MA plans that exercise this flexibility must ensure that the cost sharing reductions and targeted supplemental benefits are for health care services that are medically related to each disease condition. CMS will be concerned about potential discrimination if an MA plan is targeting cost sharing reductions and additional supplemental benefits for a large number of disease conditions, while excluding other higher-cost conditions. We will review benefit designs to make sure that the overall impact is non-discriminatory and that higher acuity, higher cost enrollees are not being excluded in favor of healthier populations. We propose to continue to employ the LIS/DE indicator for contracts operating solely in Puerto Rico while the CAI is being used as an interim analytical adjustment. Further, we propose that the modeling results would continue to be detailed in the appendix of the Technical Notes and the modified LIS/DE percentages would be available for contracts to review during the plan previews. What the Trump administration’s forthcoming rule expanding access to “junk” plans will mean for consumers Since 2005, our regulation at § 423.120(a) has included access requirements for retail, home infusion, LTC, and I/T/U pharmacies. While mail-order pharmacies could be considered Start Printed Page 56409one of several subsets of non-retail pharmacies, we never defined the term mail-order pharmacy in regulation, nor have we specified access or service-level requirements at § 423.120(a) for mail-order pharmacies. contact you soon. Employers Gain the skills you need to rise to the next level in your career. Join us at SHRM's Leadership Development Forum, October 2-3 in Boston. Make my first appointment What About Changing Medicare Supplement Plans? How we work The nondiscrimination provisions of 42 U.S.C. 18116 would apply. ↩ Hospital administrator by the Internal Revenue Service on 08/27/2018 My Plan Information Fax: (800) 422-3128 (I) The Part D Calculated Error is determined by the quotient of the number of untimely cases not auto-forwarded to the IRE and the total number of untimely cases. THESE PLANS HAVE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS. FOR COSTS AND COMPLETE DETAILS (INCLUDING OUTLINES OF COVERAGE), CALL A LICENSED INSURANCE AGENT/PRODUCER AT THE TOLL-FREE NUMBER ABOVE. Parties and Rentals Your initial enrollment period starts three months before the month you attain age 65 and ends three months after the month you turn 65. Compare HMO Plans High Other 0.0 Member Login Find a Doctor Understanding Our Plans - Home Baltimore, MD21244 Vann R. Newkirk II is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers politics and policy. Summary: The following provides a high level summary of notice changes proposed in § 423.120(b). Details on these requirements appear in the preamble and proposed provisions. This summary does not address other proposed changes (for instance, changes to transition requirements); notice provisions we do not propose to change (for instance, notice for safety edits); or other rules that may also apply (for instance, marketing and beneficiary communications rules regarding formulary updates).

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