We are using these goals to guide our proposal and how we interpret and apply the proposed regulations once finalized. For each provision we are proposing, we solicit comment on whether our specific proposed regulation text best serves these guiding principles. We also solicit comment on whether additional or other principles are better suited for these roles in measuring and communicating quality in the MA and Part D programs in a comparative manner.
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Data Drop June 2012 Basic Research Stock Market Today 69. Section 423.504 is amended by revising paragraphs (b)(4)(ii) and (b)(4)(vi)(C) to read as follows.
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Job Description Manager Learn about the 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage — Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C). In 2006, the SGR mechanism was scheduled to decrease physician payments by 4.4%. (This number results from a 7% decrease in physician payments times a 2.8% inflation adjustment increase.) Congress overrode this decrease in the Deficit Reduction Act (P.L. 109-362), and held physician payments in 2006 at their 2005 levels. Similarly, another congressional act held 2007 payments at their 2006 levels, and HR 6331 held 2008 physician payments to their 2007 levels, and provided for a 1.1% increase in physician payments in 2009. Without further continuing congressional intervention, the SGR is expected to decrease physician payments from 25% to 35% over the next several years.
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In section II.B.12. of this rule, we are proposing the removal of the Quality Improvement Project (QIP) requirements (and CMS-direction of QIPs) from the Quality Improvement (QI) Program Start Printed Page 56470requirements, which would result in an annual savings of $12,663.75 to MA organizations. The driver of the anticipated savings is the removal of requirements to attest having a QIP annually.
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We propose to delete § 422.204(b)(5). (a) Detailed description. An MA organization must disclose the information specified in paragraph (b) of this section in the manner specified by CMS—
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(A) The number of non-risk patient equivalents (NPEs) is equal to the projected annual aggregate payments to the physician or physician group for non-global risk patients, divided by an estimate of the average capitation per member per year (PMPY) for all non-global risk patients, whether or not they are capitated. Both numerator and denominator are for physician services that are rendered by the physician or physician group.
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(A) Has complied with paragraph (ii) of this section; (ii) Low-performing icon. (A) A contract receives a low performing icon as a result of its performance on the Part C or Part D summary ratings. The low performing icon is calculated by evaluating the Part C and Part D summary ratings for the current year and the past 2 years. If the contract had any combination of Part C or Part D summary ratings of 2.5 or lower in all 3 years of data, it is marked with a low performing icon. A contract must have a rating in either Part C or Part D for all 3 years to be considered for this icon.
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pwd Medicare Advantage Plans: Part C Using these assumptions, we estimate that the removal of the QIP provision will result in a total savings of 187.5 hours (750 contracts × 0.25 hour) at $12,663.75 (187.5 hour × $67.54/hour) or $16.89 per contact ($12,663.75/750 contracts).
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In addition to these proposals related to defined terms and revising the scope of Subparts V in parts 422 and 423, we are proposing changes to the current regulations at §§ 422.2264 and 423.2264 and §§ 422.2268 and 423.2268 that are related to our proposal to distinguish between marketing and communications.
Given the foregoing, we propose to add the following: § 423.153(f)(10) Exception to Beneficiary Preferences. (i) If the Part D sponsor determines that the selection or change of a prescriber or pharmacy under paragraph (f)(9) of this section would contribute to prescription drug abuse or drug diversion by the at-risk beneficiary, the sponsor may change the selection without regard to the beneficiary's preferences if there is strong evidence of inappropriate action by the prescriber, pharmacy or beneficiary. (ii) If the sponsor changes the selection, the sponsor must provide the beneficiary with (A) At least 30 days advance written notice of the change; and (B) A rationale for the change.
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In addition, we propose to impose a deadline by when a sponsor must provide the second notice or alternate second notice to the beneficiary, although not specifically required by CARA. Such a requirement should provide the sponsor with sufficient time to complete the administrative steps necessary to execute the action the sponsor intends to take that was explained in the initial notice to the beneficiary, while acknowledging that the sponsor would have already met in the case management, clinical contact and prescriber verification requirement.
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