REMS Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies We estimate it would take 10 hours at $69.08/hr for a business operations Start Printed Page 56468specialist to develop the initial notice. We also estimate it would take 1 minute for a business operations specialist to electronically generate and submit a notice for each beneficiary that is offered passive enrollment. We estimate that approximately 5,520 full-benefit dual eligible beneficiaries would be sent a notice in each instance in which passive enrollment occurs, which reflects the average enrollment of currently active D-SNP plans. Four instances of passive enrollment annually would result in 22,080 beneficiaries being sent the notice (5,520 × 4 organizations) each year. Relevant information about this document from Regulations.gov provides additional context. This information is not part of the official Federal Register document. H0602_MS_MC2018WEB_3_05312018 Approved Use your drug discount card to save on medications for the entire family ‐ including your pets. Wolves Sunday Morning Before you decide, you need to be sure that you understand how waiting until later will affect: 260 documents in the last year If you want to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan before your coverage ends, you can sign up during the Annual Election Period (AEP), October 15 – December 7). Thank You! HR News Enrollment and disability on Facebook. Portfolio Tracker Using My Benefits: Find out more about MyBlue and how to access your personal information. Toll-Free: 1-866-664-4638   MN Local: 1-952-224-0123 Blue365 Don't make these common, costly Medicare mistakes How to Use the Online Reporting Forms (Complaints) 651-539-1600 Specifically, we propose that a new § 423.153(f)(2) read as follows: Case Management/Clinical Contact/Prescriber Verification. (i) General Rule. The sponsor's clinical staff must conduct case management for each potential at-risk beneficiary for the purpose of engaging in clinical contact with the prescribers of frequently abused drugs and verifying whether a potential at-risk beneficiary is an at-risk beneficiary. Proposed § 423.153(f)(2)(i) would further state that, except as provided in paragraph (f)(2)(ii) of this section, the sponsor must do all of the following: (A) Send written information to the beneficiary's prescribers that the beneficiary meets the clinical guidelines and is a potential at-risk beneficiary; (B) Elicit information from the prescribers about any factors in the beneficiary's treatment that are relevant to a determination that the beneficiary is an at-risk beneficiary, including whether prescribed medications are appropriate for the beneficiary's medical conditions or the beneficiary is an exempted beneficiary; and (C) In cases where the prescribers have not responded to the inquiry described in (i)(B), make reasonable attempts to communicate telephonically with the prescribers within a reasonable period after sending the written information. (C) A MA-PD contract may be adjusted up to three times with the CAI: one for the overall Star Rating and one for each of the summary ratings (Part C and Part D). I am a Broker Traveling or Living Abroad? Boat/marine What's Next Coverage you trust, The savings in premium between using § 422.208(f)(iii) to calculate deductibles (combined attachment point) and using Table A to calculate deductibles is $2000 − $1500 = $500 PMPY. We assume that the average loading for profit and administrative costs is roughly 20 percent. So our PMPY savings is 20 percent × 500 = $100 PMPY. The remaining $500 − $100 = $400 in savings is on net benefits. That reduction does not produce any savings since the plans and physicians are simply trading claims for premiums. DC Washington $271 $313 15% $324 $393 21% $385 $426 11% 111. Section 423.2430 is amended by— (C) Error response transaction. We propose to describe all the tools that would be available to sponsors to limit an at-risk beneficiary's access to coverage for frequently abused drugs through a drug management program in § 423.153(f)(3) as follows: Limitation on Access to Coverage for Frequently Abused Drugs. Subject to the requirements of paragraph (f)(4) of this section, a Part D plan sponsor may do all of the following: (i) Implement a point-of-sale claim edit for frequently abused drugs that is specific to an at-risk beneficiary; or (ii) In accordance with paragraphs (f)(10) and (f)(11) of this section, limit an at-risk beneficiary's access to coverage for frequently abused drugs to those that are (A) Prescribed for the beneficiary by one or more prescribers; (B) Dispensed to the beneficiary by one or more network pharmacies; or (C) Specified in both paragraphs (3)(ii)(B)(1) and (2) of this paragraph. Paragraph (iii)(A) would state that if the sponsor implements an edit as specified in paragraph (f)(3)(i) of this section, the sponsor must not cover frequently abused drugs for the beneficiary in excess of the edit, unless the edit is terminated or revised based on a subsequent determination, including a successful appeal. Paragraph (iii)(B) would state that if the sponsor limits the at-risk beneficiary's access to coverage as specified in paragraph (f)(3)(ii) of this section, the sponsor must cover frequently abused drugs for the beneficiary only when they are obtained from the selected pharmacy(ies) and/or prescriber(s), or both, as applicable, (1) in accordance with all other coverage requirements of the beneficiary's prescription drug benefit plan, unless the limit is terminated or revised based on a subsequent determination, including a successful appeal, and (2) except as necessary to provide reasonable access in accordance with paragraph (f)(12) of this section. It is important to note that a contract's lower bound could be statistically significantly greater than more than one threshold. The reduction would be determined by the highest threshold that the contract's lower bound exceeds. For example, if the lower bound for a contract is 64.560000 percent, the contract's estimated value is significantly greater than the thresholds of 20 percent, 40 percent, and 60 percent because the lower bound value 64.560000 percent is greater than each of these thresholds. The lower bound for the contract's confidence interval is not greater than 80 percent. The contract would be subject to the reduction that corresponds to the 60 percent threshold, which is three stars. Recent News Depending on which type of coverage you have, your costs may be different. For Metallic Plan Members: Medicare Part C Division of Policy, Analysis, and Planning (DPAP) – https://dpap.lmi.org/DPAPMailbox/Documents/FAQs_August%202016.pdf Key articles C - D 16. Section 422.101 is amended by revising paragraphs (d)(2) and (3) to read as follows: Renewal FAQ We propose that before a Part D plan sponsor could limit the access of at-risk beneficiary to coverage for frequently abused drugs, the sponsor must first take certain actions, consistent with current policy. We propose that a sponsor must first conduct the case management discussed earlier, which includes clinical contact to determine whether prescribed medications are appropriate for the potential at-risk beneficiary's medical conditions and prescriber verification that the beneficiary is an at-risk beneficiary. We also propose that the sponsor must first obtain the agreement of the prescribers of frequently abused drugs with the limitation, unless the prescribers were not responsive to the required case management, in light of the risk to the beneficiary's health. We further propose that the sponsor must first provide notice to the beneficiary in accordance with section 1860D-4(c)(5)(B)(i)(I) of the Act. ©1996–2018 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network are nonprofit corporations and independent licensees of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We provide health insurance in Michigan. Receive Email Updates We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. We also provide language assistance. Read our Nondiscrimination and Language Assistance notice. Information in other languages Bloomington, MN 55425 Plan Management Tools 31.  Enrollment requirements and burden are currently approved by OMB under control number 0938-0753 (CMS-R-267). Since this rule would not impose any new or revised requirements/burden, we are not making any changes to that control number. facebook Medical devices Fall 2021: Publish new measure on the 2022 display page (2020 measurement period). SEBB fact sheets Consumer Issues We Offer Several Convenient And Secure Ways For You To Pay Your Bill. New Mexico 5*** -0.4% (Molina) 18.5% (Presbyterian) Where would you like to go? § 423.2430 (800) 633-4227 Learn about our 2018 plans > Schedules, agendas, & minutes The 21st Century Cures Act (the Cures Act) amended section 1851(e)(2) of the Act by adding a new continuous open enrollment and disenrollment period (OEP) for MA and certain PDP members. See section III.A.X for CMS's other proposal related to that provision. As part of establishing this OEP, the Cures Act prohibits unsolicited marketing and mailing marketing materials to individuals who are eligible for the new OEP. We are proposing to add a new paragraph (b)(9) to both proposed §§ 422.2268 and 423.2268 to apply this prohibition on marketing. However, we request comment on how the agency could implement this statutory requirement. The new OEP is not available for enrollees in Medicare cost plans; therefore, these limitations would apply to MA enrollees and to any PDP enrollee who was enrolled in an MA plan the prior year. CMS is concerned that it may be difficult for a sponsoring organization to limit marketing to only those individuals who have not yet enrolled in a plan during the OEP. One mechanism could be to limit marketing entirely during that period, but we are concerned that such a prohibition would be too broad We believe that using a “knowing” standard will both effectuate the statutory provision and avoid against overly broad implementation. We welcome comment on how a sponsoring organization could appropriately control who would or should be marketed to during the new OEP, such as through as mailing campaigns aimed at a more general audience.Start Printed Page 56437

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Introduction to MedicareMedicare basics SMALL BUSINESS PLANS SHOP parent page Community Relations We include guidance documents specifying policies and operational processes of the transition to MA at the links below. Policies discussed below include; (1) contracting; (2) enrollment conversion; (3) benefits and access (4) notification; (5) payment; and (6) agent/broker fees and (7) star ratings. Reverse Mortgages Vision Benefits Telephone Numbers: Metro:1-(952) 224-0123 About CNBC Isolation Planning for Medicare and Securing Quality Care Individuals and Family Website: www.medicare.gov WORK FOR SHRM In the case of a drug with less time on the market than the time period for which cost data would be required under this weighting approach or of a plan that has not been active in the Part D program for the time period required under the weighting approach, we are considering requiring that the drug's rebate amount be weighted by a sponsor's projection of total gross drug costs for the plan that takes into account any plan-specific cost experience already available. If no plan-specific cost experience is available when calculating average rebate amounts, such as at the beginning of a payment year for a new plan, are considering requiring sponsors to use the same drug cost projections on which they base their Part D bids. Further, for operational ease, it appears the manufacturer rebates used in the calculation of the average rebate amount would need to include all manufacturer rebates received for the drug, including all point-of-sale rebates. Then, in order not to double count the point-of-sale rebates, the total gross drug costs used to weight the average under this methodology would have to be based on the drug's price at the point of sale before it is lowered by any manufacturer rebates or other price concessions applied at the point of sale. We are interested in stakeholder feedback on these considerations. Credit Card Skimmers Keep these questions in mind as you research the plans: Follow us on LinkedInLinkedIn Access Denied These plans have some of the same rules as Medicare Advantage Plans. However, each type of plan has special rules and exceptions, so contact any plans you're interested in to get more details. The medical plan options that are available to you vary by geographic location. Each of the geographic locations has a base plan that is the most widely used plan in that area and offers low rates and copayments. Because you can select your medical plan based on where you live or work, you can choose a plan in either geographic location. When the time comes to change plans, the Senior LinkAge Line® can help you choose a plan that works best for you. You can call them at 1-800-333-2433 or live chat with them at www.minnesotahelp.info or at www.seniorlinkageline.com. Drug Search 55.  Medicare Marketing Guidelines, section 60.6, issued July 20, 2017, https://www.cms.gov/​Medicare/​Health-Plans/​ManagedCareMarketing/​Downloads/​CY-2018-Medicare-Marketing-Guidelines_​Final072017.pdf. What if I need help paying Medicare costs? Medical coverage (A) For the annual development of the CAI, the distribution of the percentages for LIS/DE and disabled using the enrollment data that parallels the previous Star Ratings year's data would be examined to determine the number of equal-sized initial groups for each attribute (LIS/DE and disabled). Stage & Arts Technical Issues Is this for me? International Health Insurance Any Willing Pharmacy Standard Terms and Conditions and Better Define Pharmacy Types Various 0 0 0 0 0 0 BlueCross BlueShield June 2013 Renters Insurance Access to representatives may be limited at times. Shopping for LTC Insurance Prime Solution (Cost) Plans with Medical-Only Coverage Get info › InsureKidsNow.gov - Opens in a new window In addition to the many inquiries from MA organizations and Part D sponsors regarding the correct calculation of agent/broker compensation, CMS found it necessary to take compliance actions against MA organizations and Part D sponsors for failure to comply with the compensation requirements. CMS's audit findings and monitoring efforts performed after implementation of the IFR showed that MA organizations and Part D sponsors were having difficulty correctly administering the compensation requirements. CFR: Stock Market Today Forgot/Reset Password When will I get my Medicare card? If you can stay on the group plan, Medicare then becomes the primary payer and the group plan is secondary. (D) New prescription transaction. Paul Ryan Outlines His Goals Michael Jackson B-day Celebration The onetime annual SEP opportunity would be able to be used at any time of the year to enroll in a new plan or disenroll from the current plan, provided that their eligibility for the SEP has not been limited consistent with section 1860D-1(b)(3)(D) of the Act, as amended by CARA (as discussed in section III.A.2. of this proposed rule). We believe that the onetime annual SEP would still provide dually eligible beneficiaries adequate opportunity to change their coverage during the year if desired, but is also responsive to consistent feedback we have received from States and plans that have noted that the current SEP, which allows month-to-month movement, can disrupt continuity of care, especially in integrated care plans. They specifically noted that effective care management can best be achieved through continuous enrollment. (iii) The Part D plan sponsor must make reasonable efforts to provide the beneficiary's prescriber(s) of frequently abused drugs with a copy of the notice required under paragraph (f)(5)(i) of this section. Medicare Savings Programs: You enter, leave or live in a nursing home OR Business & Industry Be aware that if you switch to a Medigap plan, you may need to purchase separate Part D coverage for your prescriptions, since these plans don’t cover drug costs on their own. Claims and EOBs CONTACT US PREMIUM Sign on to My Health Manager We propose not to limit the availability of this new SEP to potential at-risk and at-risk beneficiaries. In situations where an individual is designated as a potential at-risk beneficiary or an at-risk beneficiary and later determined to be dually-eligible for Medicaid or otherwise eligible for LIS, that beneficiary should be afforded the ability to receive the subsidy benefit to the fullest extent for which he or she qualifies and therefore should be able to change to a plan that is more affordable, or that is within the premium benchmark amount if desired. Likewise, if an individual with an “at-risk” designation loses dual-eligibility or LIS status, or has a change in the level of extra help, he or she would be afforded an opportunity to elect a different Part D plan, as discussed in section III.A.11 of this proposed rule. This is also a life changing event that may have a financial impact on the individual, and could necessitate an individual making a plan change in order to continue coverage. Shopping & Groceries Constituent When you enroll in Medicare based on ESRD and you’re on dialysis, Medicare coverage usually starts on the first day of the fourth month of your dialysis treatments. This waiting period will start even if you haven’t signed up for Medicare. For example, if you don’t sign up until after you’ve met all the requirements, your coverage could begin up to 12 months before the month you apply. EVENTS & COMMUNITY SUPPORT child pages Get a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) such as an HMO or PPO that offers Medicare prescription drug coverage. 23. Section 422.208 is amended by revising paragraph (f)(2)(iii) and adding paragraphs (f)(2)(iv) through (vii) and (f)(3) to read as follows: Read Sen. John McCain's farewell statement before his death Find Your Drugs EVENTS 2018 Medicare Advantage Plans State Overview Attorneys practicing Enter the first three letters of the Identification Number from your member ID card. 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