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Sorry! In conclusion, we are proposing a new set of rules regarding the calculation of Star Ratings for consolidated contracts to be codified at paragraphs (b)(3)(i) through (iv) of §§ 422.162 and 423.182. In most cases, we propose that the Star Ratings for the first and second year following the consolidation to be an enrollment-weighted mean of the scores at the measure level for the consumed and surviving contracts. For the QBP rating for the first year following the consolidation, we propose to use the enrollment-weighted mean of the QBP rating of the surviving and consumed contracts (which would be the overall or summary rating depending on the plan type) rather than averaging measure scores. We solicit comment on this proposal and whether our separate treatment of different measure types during the first and second year adequately addresses the differences in how data are collected (and submitted) for those measures during the different Start Printed Page 56382periods. We would also like to know whether sponsoring organizations believe that the special rule for consolidations involving the same parent organization and same plan types adequately addresses how those situations are different from cases where an MA organization buys or sells a plan or contract from or to a different entity and whether these rules should be extended to situations where there are different parent organizations involved. For commenters that support the latter, we also request comment on how CMS should determine that the same administrative processes are used and whether attestations from sponsoring organizations or evidence from prior audits should be required to support such determinations.
(E) The thresholds used for determining the reduction and the associated appeals measure reduction are as follows:
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(v) If the Part D plan sponsor has established a drug management program under § 423.153(f), appeal procedures that meet the requirements of this subpart for issues that involve at-risk determinations.
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Golf Benefits & coverage by plan To this end, we propose to establish deadlines by which Part D plan sponsors must furnish their standard terms and conditions to requesting pharmacies. The first deadline we propose to establish is the date by which Part D plan sponsors must have standard terms and conditions available for pharmacies that request them. By mid-September of each year, Part D plan sponsors have signed a contract with CMS committing them to delivering the Part D benefit through an accessible pharmacy network during the upcoming year and have provided information about that network to CMS for posting on the Medicare Plan Finder Web site. At that point, Part D plan sponsors should have had ample opportunity to develop standard contract terms and conditions for the upcoming plan year. Therefore, we propose to require at § 423.505(b)(18)(i) that Part D plan sponsors have standard terms and conditions readily available for requesting pharmacies no later than September 15 of each year for the succeeding benefit year.
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Advanced Health Tools Live a healthy and full life Podcasts Energy Section 422.224, which applies to MA organizations and pertains to payments to excluded or revoked providers or suppliers, contains provisions very similar to those in § 460.86:
SMS & SES Disability We are also particularly interested in comments on how an average rebate amount should be calculated for a drug that is the only rebated drug in its drug category or class. An alternative approach would be necessary in this case because the average rebate amount calculated under the general approach we have described above would equal the drug-specific rebate amount, which, if included in the negotiated price, could result in the release of proprietary pricing information. We ask that commenters explain how any alternative they suggest for the only rebated drug scenario would address this concern and comment on the level of price transparency that would be achieved under the suggested alternative.
Medical savings account (MSA) Note Healthy Living News about Medicare , including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. More Health care reform (E) The Part D sponsor provides notice of any such formulary changes to affected enrollees and CMS and other specified entities consistent with the requirements of paragraphs (b)(5)(i) (as applicable) and (ii) of this section. This would include direct notice to the affected enrollees.
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In light of the significance of any activity that would result in a revocation under § 424.535(a), we believe that individual and entities that have engaged in inappropriate behavior should be the focus of our Part C program integrity efforts.
On May 6, 2015, we published in the Federal Register an interim final rule with comment period (IFC) titled “Medicare Program; Changes to the Requirements for Part D Prescribers” (80 FR 25958). This IFC made changes to certain requirements outlined in the May 23, 2014 final rule related to beneficiary access to covered Part D drugs.
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We propose to make a technical correction to the existing regulatory language at § 422.2274(b) and § 423.2274(b). We propose to remove the language at §§ 422.2274(b)(2)(i), 422.2274(b)(2)(ii), 423.2274(b)(2)(i), and 423.2274(b)(2)(ii). Additionally, we would renumber the existing provisions under § 422.2274(b) and § 423.2274(b) for clarity.
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(i) The date the beneficiary demonstrates through a subsequent determination, including but not limited to, a successful appeal, that the beneficiary is no longer likely, in the absence of the limitations under this paragraph, to be an at-risk beneficiary; or
We propose to provide Part D sponsors with more flexibility to implement generic substitutions as follows: The proposed provisions would permit Part D sponsors meeting all requirements to immediately remove brand name drugs (or to make changes in their preferred or tiered cost-sharing status), when those Part D sponsors replace the brand name drugs with (or add to their formularies) therapeutically equivalent newly approved generics—rather than having to wait until the direct notice and formulary change request requirements have been met. The proposed provisions would also allow sponsors to make those specified generic substitutions at any time of the year rather than waiting for them to take effect 2 months after the start of the plan year. Related proposals would require advance general and retrospective direct notice to enrollees and notice to entities; clarify online notice requirements; except specified generic substitutions from our transition policy; and conform our definition of “affected enrollees.” Lastly, to address stakeholder requests for greater flexibility to make midyear formulary changes in general, we are also proposing to decrease the days of enrollee notice and refill required when (aside from generic substitution and drugs deemed unsafe or withdrawn from the market) drug removal or changes in cost-sharing will affect enrollees.
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CSRS Information Find a Doctor, Drug or Facility As discussed previously, in the November 15, 2016 final rule, we added or updated a number of other MA regulatory provisions (for example, § 422.501 and 422.510) in order to fully incorporate our new enrollment requirements. Because we are proposing to replace these enrollment requirements with an approach centered upon a preclusion list—and to help Start Printed Page 56450ensure that providers, suppliers, MA organizations, PACE organizations, and other applicable stakeholders comply with our proposed requirements—we believe that these other MA regulatory provisions must also be revised to reflect this change. To this end, we propose the following revisions:
27004 Subscription Blue Rewards MA organizations and Part D sponsors are required at §§ 422.503(b)(4)(vi) and 423.504(b)(4)(vi), respectively, to adopt an effective compliance program which includes measures that prevent, detect, and correct fraud. We believe that the proposed change to include all expenditures in connection with fraud reduction activities as QIA-related expenditures in the MLR numerator best aligns with this Medicare contracting requirement. We are concerned that the current rules could create a disincentive to invest in fraud reduction activities, which is only partly mitigated by the current adjustment to incurred claims for amounts recovered as a result of fraud reduction activities, up to the amount of fraud reduction expenses. We believe that it is particularly important that MA organizations and Part D sponsors invest in fraud reduction activities as the Medicare trust funds are used to finance the MA and Part D programs. We believe that including the full amount of expenses for fraud reduction activities as QIA will provide additional incentive to encourage MA organizations and Part D sponsors to develop innovative and more effective ways to detect and deter fraud.
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