View more We currently define “retail pharmacy” at § 423.100 to mean “any licensed pharmacy that is not a mail-order pharmacy from which Part D enrollees could purchase a covered Part D drug without being required to receive medical services from a provider or institution affiliated with that pharmacy.” Although we did not define “non-retail pharmacy,” § 423.120(a)(3) provides that “a Part D plan's contracted pharmacy network may be supplemented by non-retail pharmacies, “including pharmacies offering home delivery via mail-order and institutional pharmacies,” provided the convenient access requirements are met (emphasis added). In the preamble to our January 2005 final rule, we also stated, “examples of non-retail pharmacies include I/T/U, FQHC, Rural Health Center (RHC) and hospital and other provider-based pharmacies, as well as Part D [plan]-owned and operated pharmacies that serve only plan members” (see 70 FR 4249). We also stated “home infusion pharmacies will not count toward Part D plans' pharmacy access requirements (at § 423.120(a)(1)) because they are not retail pharmacies” (see 70 FR 4250).
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When manufacturer rebates and pharmacy price concessions are not reflected in the price of a drug at the point of sale, beneficiaries might see lower premiums, but they do not benefit through a reduction in the amount they must pay in cost-sharing, and thus, end up paying a larger share of the actual cost of a drug. Moreover, given the increase in manufacturer rebates and pharmacy price concessions in recent years, the point-of-sale price of a drug that a Part D sponsor reports on a PDE record as the negotiated price is rendered less transparent at the individual prescription level and less representative of the actual cost of the drug for the sponsor when it does not include such discounts. Finally, variation in the treatment of rebates and price concessions by Part D sponsors may have a negative effect on the competitive balance under the Medicare Part D program, as explained later in this section.
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MEDICARE CLAIMS We estimate that 1,846 beneficiaries would meet the criteria proposed to be identified as an at-risk beneficiary and have a limitation implemented. About 76 percent of the 1,846 beneficiaries are estimated to be LIS. Approximately 10 percent of LIS-eligible enrollees use the duals' SEP to make changes annually. Thus we estimate, at most, 140 changes per year (1,846 beneficiaries × 0.76 × 0.1) will no longer take place because of the proposed duals' SEP limitation. There are currently 219 Part D sponsors. This amounts to an average of 0.6 changes per sponsor per year (140 changes/219 sponsors). In 2016, there were more than 3.5888 Part D plan switches, and as such, a difference of 0.6 enrollments or disenrollments per sponsor will not impact the administrative processing infrastructure or human resources needed to process enrollments and disenrollments. Therefore, there is no change in burden for sponsors to implement this component of the provision.
66. Sections 423.180, 423.182, 423.184 and 423.186 are added Subpart D to read as follows: Refill/Resupply prescription response transaction.
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Specifically, we propose that § 423.153(f)(7)(i) would read: Alternate second notice. (i) If, after providing an initial notice to a potential at-risk beneficiary under paragraph (f)(4) of this section, a Part D sponsor determines that the potential at-risk beneficiary is not an at-risk beneficiary, the sponsor must provide an alternate second written notice to the beneficiary. Paragraph (f)(7)(ii) would require that the notice use language approved by the Secretary in a readable and understandable form containing the following information: (1) The sponsor has determined that the beneficiary is not an at-risk beneficiary; (2) The sponsor will not limit the beneficiary's access to coverage for frequently abused drugs; (3) If applicable, the SEP limitation no longer applies; (4) Clear instructions that explain how the beneficiary may contact the sponsor; and (5) Other content that CMS determines is necessary for the beneficiary to understand the information required in this notice.
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Medicare Reimbursement How do I get Parts A & B? One of the required data elements on the X12 837 5010 encounter data record is the “Billing Provider.” The Billing Provider is identified through several data fields (for example, name field and address field), but a key data field for identifying the Billing Provider is the National Provider Identifier (NPI). The NPI was established as a national standard for a unique health identifier for health care providers, as part of HIPAA Administrative Simplification efforts for electronic transactions among trading partners. CMS announced its decision to implement the NPI for Medicare, in the final rule 69 FR 3434, published January 23, 2004. Billing Provider NPIs are required for X12N 837 5010 transactions (both institutional and professional), as established in the national implementation guides (known by the shorthand “TR3 guides”): Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, Health Care Claim: Institutional (837) and Standards for Electronic Data Interchange Technical Report Type 3, Health Care Claim: Professional (837). However, CMS has not incorporated this Billing Provider NPI requirement into its Part C MA regulations for submission of risk adjustment data. CMS has incorporated the Part D program requirement that plan sponsors submit NPIs on the Prescription Drug Event Record (77 FR 22072, published April 12, 2012).
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—Notice posted online for current and prospective enrollees. (A) Special Requirement To Limit Access to Coverage of Frequently Abused Drugs to Selected Prescriber(s) (§ 423.153(f)(4))
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Building Your Financial Future Deletion of paragraph (a)(4), which provides for CMS to determine that marketing materials include any other information necessary to enable beneficiaries to make an informed decision about enrollment. The intent of this section was to ensure that materials which include measuring or ranking mechanisms such as Star Ratings were a part of CMS's marketing review. We Start Printed Page 56435propose deleting this section as the exclusion list to be codified at § 422.2260(c)(2)(ii) ensures materials that include measuring or ranking standards will be considered marketing, thus making §§ 422.2264(a)(4) and § 423.2264(a)(4) duplicative.
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