We do not believe our proposal in this section would impose any new burden on any stakeholder. Since Part D sponsors and their PBMs already have prescription drug pharmacy claims systems programmed to provide transition to plan enrollees in the outpatient setting, they would only have to make a technical change to these systems that consists of changing the required number of days' supply if it is not already 30 days. In addition, Part D sponsors and their PBMs would have to cease treating these enrollees in the LTC setting separately from enrollees in the outpatient setting for purposes of transition. We also do not believe this proposal would impose any new burden on LTC facilities and the pharmacies that serve them. If finalized, we believe this regulation would eliminate the additional time that LTC facilities and pharmacies have to transition Part D patients that we now believe they do not need to effectuate the transition.
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Many policy experts and even some officials in the Obama administration agree that ACOs should have more exposure to losses. But some fear that these changes could harm the effort of shifting health care from fee-for-service, in which providers are paid for each visit or procedure they do, to a more value-based system, where they are paid based on quality and health outcomes.
CHANGES IN PROVIDER COMPETITION AND REIMBURSEMENT STRUCTURES. Consolidation of health care providers is ongoing in many local markets. This trend is likely to continue. Ideally, consolidation improves the quality and efficiency of health care delivery, but it also increases providers’ negotiating power. Any increased negotiating power among providers could put upward pressure on premiums. On the other hand, insurer mergers could have the opposite effect if they increase insurers’ negotiating leverage with providers. Finally, partnerships between health care plans and providers offer a new business model that is intended to reduce premiums with higher levels of managed care and quality.
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(iii) Patient experience and complaint measures receive a weight of 1.5. The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which the Affordable Care Act or "ACA" created, will use this measure to determine whether it must recommend to Congress proposals to reduce Medicare costs. Under the ACA, Congress established maximum targets, or thresholds, for per-capita Medicare spending growth. For the five-year periods ending in 2015 through 2019, these targets are based on the average of CPI-U and CPI-M. For the five-year periods ending in 2020 and subsequent years, these targets are based on per-capita GDP growth plus one percentage point. Each year, the CMS Office of the Actuary must compare those two values, and if the spending measure is larger than the economic measure, IPAB must propose cost-savings recommendations for consideration in Congress on an expedited basis. The Congressional Budget Office projects that Medicare per-capita spending growth will not exceed the economic target at any time between 2015 and 2021.
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(3) New measures added to the Part C Star Ratings program will be on the display page on www.cms.gov for a minimum of 2 years prior to becoming a Star Ratings measure.
Make Medicare work for you P. O. Box 6830 Given the foregoing, we estimate that providers and suppliers would experience a total reduction in hour burden of 426,000 hours (270,000 + 120,000 + 36,000) and a total cost savings of $32,102,980 ($9,667,660 + $5,759,040 + $16,676,100). We expect these reductions and savings to accrue in 2019 and not in 2020 or 2021. Nonetheless, over the OMB 3-year approval period of 2019-2021, we expect an annual reduction in hour burden of 142,000 hours and an annual savings of $10,700,933 ($32,102,800/3) under OMB Control No. 0938-0685.
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Labor Market & Economic Data 0% 0% Reward Cards Site Mobile Navigation Under the Social Security Act (section 1876 (h)(5)), CMS will not accept new Cost Plan contracts. Additionally, CMS will not renew Cost Plans contracts in service areas where at least two competing Medicare Advantage plans meeting specified enrollment thresholds are available. Enrollment requirements are assessed over the course of a year. In 2016, CMS began issuing notices of non-renewal to Cost Plans impacted by competition requirements. Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) provided affected Cost Plans a two-year period to transition to Medicare Advantage. This allows impacted Cost Plans to continue to be offered until the end of 2018, but only if the organization converts into a Medicare Advantage plan. Existing Cost Plans that have been renewed may submit applications to CMS to expand service areas.
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.
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Broker Dealer The option of default enrollment can be particularly beneficial for Medicaid managed care enrollees who are newly eligible for Medicare, because in the case that the parent organization of the Medicaid managed care plan also offers a D-SNP, default enrollment promotes enrollment in a plan that offers some level of integration of acute care, behavioral health and, for eligible beneficiaries, long-term care services and supports, including institutional care, and home and community-based services (HCBS). This is in line with CMS' support of state efforts to increase enrollment of dually eligible individuals in fully integrated systems of care and the evidence  that such systems Start Printed Page 56367improve health outcomes. Further this proposal will provide states with additional flexibility and control. States can decide if they wish to allow their contracted Medicaid managed care plans to use default enrollment of Medicaid enrollees into D-SNPs and can control which D-SNPs receive default enrollments through two means: The contracts that states maintain with D-SNPs (§ 422.107(b)) and by providing the data necessary for MA organizations to successfully implement the process. Under our proposal, MA organizations can process default enrollments only for dual-eligible individuals in states where the contract with the state under § 422.107 approves it and the state identifies eligibility and shares necessary data with the organization.
WNY TERRITORY You'll need to log in to Blue Connect to Reference guides Search Search Global Search 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.
Employer Overview Furthermore, we are proposing to codify that an at-risk beneficiary will have an election opportunity if their dual- or LIS-eligible status changes, that is, if they gain, lose or have a change in the level of the subsidy assistance. Also, if a beneficiary is eligible for another election period (for example, AEP, OEP, or other SEP), this SEP limitation would not prohibit the individual from making an election. This proposed provision, by creating a limitation for dually- and other LIS-eligible at-risk beneficiaries after the initial notification, would decrease sponsor burden in processing disenrollment and enrollment requests for dual- and LIS-eligible beneficiaries who wish to change plans.
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