Small Business (SHOP) 3. ICRs Regarding Coordination of Enrollment and Disenrollment Through MA Organizations and Effective Dates of Coverage and Change of Coverage (§§ 422.66 and 422.68)
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We propose to require Part D sponsors document their programs in written policies and procedures that are approved by the applicable P&T committee and reviewed and updated as appropriate, which is consistent with the current policy. Also consistent with the current policy, we would require these policies and procedures to address the appropriate credentials of the personnel conducting case management and the necessary and appropriate contents of files for case management. We additionally propose to require sponsors to monitor information about incoming enrollees who would meet the definition of a potential at-risk and an at-risk beneficiary in proposed § 423.100 and respond to requests from other sponsors for information about potential at-risk and at-risk beneficiaries who recently disenrolled from the sponsor's prescription drug benefit plans. We discuss potential at-risk and at-risk beneficiaries who are identified as such in their most recent Part D plan later in this preamble.
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Moreover, we have built beneficiary protections into the proposed provisions. First, proposed § 423.120(b)(5)(iv)(A) addresses safety concerns by permitting Part D sponsors to add only therapeutically equivalent generic drugs. This means the FDA must have approved the generic drug in an abbreviated new drug application pursuant to section 505(j) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 355(j)), and it must be listed with the innovator drug in the publication “Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations” (commonly known as the Orange Book) in which the FDA identifies drug products approved on the basis of safety and effectiveness by the FDA, and be considered by the FDA to be therapeutically equivalent to the brand name drug.
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Call Us Success! Site Information Navigation § 422.100 We solicit comment on our proposed definition of mail-order pharmacy and our proposed modification to the definition of retail pharmacy. Specifically, we solicit comment regarding whether stakeholders believe these definitions strike the right balance to resolve confusion in the marketplace, afford Part D plan sponsor flexibility, and incorporate recent innovations in pharmacy business and care delivery models.
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++ Written notice of the change and a month supply of the brand name drug under the same terms as provided before the change; and Continued evaluation through annual review of plan reported updates of the QIPs and CCIPs has led CMS to believe that the QIPs in particular do not add significant value. Through annual review of plan-reported updates, CMS has found that a number of QIPs implemented are duplicative of activities MA organizations are already doing to meet other plan needs and requirements, such as the CCIP and internal organizational focus on STAR Rating metrics. For example, we designated “Reducing All-Cause Hospital Readmissions” as the 2012 QIP topic. The QIPs for this topic often duplicated other CMS and MA organization care coordination initiatives aimed to improve transition of care across health care settings and reduce hospital readmissions. We found that many plans were already engaged in activities to reduce hospital readmissions because they are annually scored on their performance in this area (and many other areas) through Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS). HEDIS are a set of plan performance and quality measures. Each year, MA organizations are required to report HEDIS data and are evaluated annually based on these measures. High performance on these measures also plays a large role in achieving high Star Ratings, which has beneficial payment consequences for MA organizations. This suggests that CMS direction and detailed regulation of QIPs is unnecessary as the Star Ratings program use of HEDIS measures (and other measures) incentivizes MA organizations sufficiently to focus on desired improvements and outcomes.
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Section 1860-D-4(c)(5)(F)(ii) of the Act states that nothing in CARA shall be construed as preventing a plan from identifying an individual as an at-risk beneficiary after such termination on the basis of additional information on drug use occurring after the date of notice of such termination. Accordingly, we note that our proposed approach to termination of an at-risk determination would not prevent an at-risk beneficiary from being subsequently identified as a potential at-risk beneficiary or at-risk beneficiary on the basis of new information on drug use occurring after the date of such termination that causes the beneficiary to once again meet the clinical guidelines.
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Wellness Resources (B) For the second year after consolidation, CMS will use the enrollment-weighted measure scores using the July enrollment of the measurement year of the consumed and surviving contracts for all measures except those from the following data sources: HEDIS, CAHPS, and HOS. HEDIS and HOS measure data will be scored as reported. CMS will ensure that the CAHPS survey sample will include enrollees in the sample frame from both the surviving and consumed contracts.
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On Marketplace: call 1 (877) 900-1237 Close × Exceptions process. We look forward to continuing to work with stakeholders as we consider the issue of accounting for LIS/DE, disability and other social risk factors and reducing health disparities in CMS programs. As we have stated previously, we are continuing to consider options to how to measure and account for social risk factors in our Star Ratings program. What we discovered though our research to date is, although a sponsoring organization's administrative costs may increase as a result of enrolling significant numbers of beneficiaries with LIS/DE status or disabilities, the impacts of SES on the quality ratings are quite modest, affect only a small subset of measures, and do not always negatively impact the measures. However, CMS would like to better understand whether, how, and to what extent a sponsoring organization's administrative costs differ for caring for low-income beneficiaries and we welcome comment on that topic. Administrative costs may include non-medical costs such as transportation costs, coordination costs, marketing, customer service, quality assurance and costs associated with administering the benefit. We continue our commitment toward ensuring that all beneficiaries have access to and receive excellent care, and that the quality of care furnished by plans is assessed fairly in CMS programs.
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Why you may need to sidestep online enrollment 50. Section 422.2410 is amended in paragraph (a) by removing the phrase Start Printed Page 56507“an MLR” and adding in its place the phrase “the information required under § 422.2460”.
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