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Are Cigna health plans less expensive than COBRA? CHARTS & SLIDES The prescribers to be reviewed would be those who, according to PDE data and CMS' internal systems, are eligible to prescribe drugs covered under the Part D program. That is, our review would not be limited to those persons who are actually prescribing Part D drug, but would include those that potentially could prescribe drugs. We believe that the inclusion of these individuals in our review would help further protect the integrity of the Part D program.
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a. In paragraph (b)(4)(ii), by removing the phrase “financial and marketing activities” and adding in its place “financial and communication activities”; and
Trump administration makes it easier to buy alternative to Obamacare Sections 1860D-2(b)(4) and 1860D-14(a)(1)(D)(ii-iii) of the Act specify lower Part D maximum copayments for low-income subsidy (LIS) eligible individuals for generic drugs and preferred drugs that are multiple source drugs (as defined in section 1927(k)(7)(A)(i) of the Act) than are available for all other Part D drugs. Currently the statutory cost sharing levels are set at the maximums. CMS does not interpret the statutory language to mean that each plan can establish lower LIS cost sharing on drugs, but rather, that CMS, through rulemaking, could establish lower cost sharing than the maximum amount, and it would therefore be the same for all Part D plans.
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(iii) A contract is assigned 3 stars if it meets at least one of the following criteria: Violations for which CMS may impose sanctions.
c. Adding paragraph (a)(4); and (H) 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.
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued a slew of proposed rules in recent weeks. They would change how doctors and hospitals are paid for treating senior citizens and give insurers in the Medicare Advantage program more control over the medications doctors can prescribe.
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Medicare Advantage Plans Can Cut Costs and Hassle (iii) CMS will announce the measures identified for inclusion in the calculations of the CAI under this paragraph through the process described for changes in and adoption of payment and risk adjustment policies in section 1853(b) of the Act. The measures for inclusion in the calculations of the CAI values will be selected based on the analysis of the dispersion of the LIS/DE within-contract differences using all reportable numeric scores for contracts receiving a rating in the previous rating year. CMS calculates the results of each contract's estimated difference between the LIS/DE and non-LIS/DE performance rates per contract using logistic mixed effects models that includes LIS/DE as a predictor, random effects for contract and an interaction term of contract. For each contract, the proportion of beneficiaries receiving the measured clinical process or outcome for LIS/DE and non-LIS/DE beneficiaries would be estimated separately. The following decision criteria is used to determine the measures for adjustment:
We propose two changes to the disclosure requirements. First, we propose to revise §§ 422.111(a)(3) and 423.128(a)(3) to require MA plans and Part D Sponsors to provide the information in paragraph (b) of the respective regulations by the first day of the annual enrollment period, rather than 15 days before. In addition, we propose to modify the sentence in § 422.111(h)(2)(ii) which states that posting the EOC, Summary of Benefits, and provider network information on the plan's Web site does not relieve the plan of responsibility to provide hard copies to enrollees. We propose to revise the sentence slightly and add “upon request” to the existing regulatory language to make it clear when any document that is required to be delivered under paragraph (a) in a manner that includes provision of a hard copy upon request, posting the document on the Web site (whether that document is the EOC, SB, directory information or other materials) does not relieve the MA organizations of a responsibility to deliver hard copies upon request. We intend these proposals to provide CMS with the flexibility to permit delivery other than through mailing hard copies (which is the requirement today for all materials and information covered by § 422.111(a)), including through electronic delivery or posting on the Web site in conjunction with delivery of a hard copy notice describing how the information and materials are available. We believe this proposal will ultimately provide additional flexibility to plans to take advantage of technological developments and reduce the amount of mail enrollees receive from plans.
51. Section 422.2420 is amended— We intend to continue to base the types of information collected in the Part C Star Ratings on section 1852(e) of the Act, and we propose at § 422.162(c)(1) that the type of data used for Star Ratings will be data consistent with the section 1852(e) limits and data gathered from CMS administration of the MA program. In addition, we propose in § 422.162(c)(1) and in § 423.182(c)(1) to include measures that reflect structure, process, and outcome indices of quality, including Part C measures that reflect the clinical care provided, beneficiary experience, changes in physical and mental health, and benefit administration, and Part D measures that reflect beneficiary experiences and benefit administration. The measures encompass data submitted directly by MA organizations (MAOs) and Part D sponsors to CMS, surveys of MA and Part D enrollees, data collected by CMS contractors, and CMS administrative data. We also propose, primarily so that the regulation text is complete on this point, a regulatory provision at §§ 422.162(c)(2) and 423.182(c)(2) that requires MA organizations and Part D plan sponsors to submit unbiased, accurate, and complete quality data as described in paragraph(c)(1) of each section. Our authority to collect quality data is clear under the statute and existing regulations, such as section 1852(e)(3)(A) and 1860D-4(d) and §§ 422.12(b)(2) and 423.156. We propose the paragraph (c)(2) regulation text to ensure that the quality ratings system regulations include a regulation on this point for readers and to avoid confusion in the future about the authority to collect this data. In addition, it is important that the data underlying the ratings are unbiased, accurate, and complete so that the ratings themselves are reliable. This proposed regulation text would clearly establish the sponsoring organization's responsibility to submit data that can be reliably used to calculate ratings and measure plan performance.
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