(B) If it is not a global capitation arrangement or is a different stop/loss arrangement, the tables developed using this methodology do not apply. The table is calculated using the following methodology and assumptions:
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Premium Services In paragraph (c)(5)(ii)(A), we propose that if the sponsor communicates that the NPI is not active and valid, the sponsor must permit the pharmacy to—Start Printed Page 56447
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accessRMHP • Broker Portal We are considering revising the definition of negotiated price at § 423.100 to remove the reasonably determined exception and to require that all price concessions from pharmacies be reflected in the negotiated price that is made available at the point of sale and reported to CMS on a PDE record, even when such concessions are contingent upon performance by the pharmacy. We believe we have the discretion to require that all pharmacy price concessions be applied at the point of sale, and not just a share of the amounts as we discussed earlier for manufacturer rebates. Such a requirement would preserve the flexibilities provided under section 1860D-2(d)(1)(B) of the Act with respect to the treatment of manufacturer rebates, while also allowing for greater Start Printed Page 56427transparency and consistency in the reporting of pharmacy price concessions. First, section 1860D-2(d)(2) of the Act, which provides the context critical to our interpretation that sponsors are granted flexibility in how to apply manufacturer rebates, does not contemplate price concessions from sources other than manufacturers, such as pharmacies, being passed through in various ways. Second, even when all price concessions from pharmacies are required to be applied at the point of sale, sponsors would retain the flexibility to determine how to apply manufacturer rebates and other price concessions received from sources other than pharmacies in order to reduce costs under the plan. Finally, we believe that requiring that all pharmacy price concessions be applied at the point of sale would ensure that negotiated prices “take into account” at least some price concessions and, therefore, would be consistent with the plain language of section 1860D-2(d)(1)(B) of the Act. We are considering requiring all, and not only a share of, pharmacy price concessions be included in the negotiated price in order to maximize the level of price transparency and consistency in the determination of negotiated prices and bids and meaningfully reduce the shifting of costs from sponsors to beneficiaries and taxpayers.
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Company Information Health Care Fraud › § 422.2274 Although we propose to add the definition of mail-order pharmacy, we also believe that our existing definition of retail pharmacy has contributed, in part, to the confusion in the Part D marketplace. As discussed previously, the existing definition of “retail pharmacy” at § 423.100 means “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.” This definition, given the rapidly evolving pharmacy practice landscape, may be a source of some confusion given that it expressly excludes mail-order pharmacies, but not other non-retail pharmacies such as home infusion or specialty pharmacies.
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We are, again, aware that some may be concerned that we are reducing the number of days advance notice afforded to enrollees in these instances. But again, we believe current CMS requirements provide the necessary beneficiary protections, and that 30 (rather than 60) days' notice still will afford enrollees sufficient time to either change to a covered alternative drug or to obtain needed prior authorization or an exception for the drug affected by the formulary change. Existing CMS regulations establish robust beneficiary protections in the coverage and appeals process, including expedited adjudication timeframes for exigent circumstances (maximum timeframe of 24 hours for coverage determinations and 72 hours for level 1 and 2 appeals), and a requirement that Part D plan sponsors automatically forward all untimely coverage determinations and redeterminations to the IRE for independent review. Further, while 60 days' notice is currently required, we have no evidence to suggest that beneficiaries are currently utilizing the full 60 days. The reduction to 30 days would align these requirements with the timeframes for transition fills. And, with over 11 years of program experience, we have no evidence to suggest that 30 days has been an insufficient temporary days supply for transition fills.
Most LIS beneficiaries do not make an active choice to join a PDP. For plan year 2015, over 71 percent of LIS individuals in PDPs were placed into that plan by CMS.
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Using this site Nation Aug 27 Biodiesel The Part D measures for PDPs would be analyzed separately. In order to apply consistent adjustments across MA-PDs and PDPs, the Part D measures would be selected by applying the selection criteria to MA-PDs and PDPs independently and, then, selecting measures that met the criteria for either delivery system. The measure set for adjustment of Part D measures for MA-PDs and PDPs would be the same after applying the selection criteria and pooling the Part D measures for MA-PDs and PDPs. We propose to codify these paragraphs for the selection of the adjusted measure set for the CAI for MA-PDs and PDPs at (f)(2)(iii)(C). We also seek comment on the proposed methodology and criteria for the selection of the measures for adjustment. Further, we seek comment on alternative methods or rules to select the measures for adjustment for future rulemaking.
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To estimate the savings, we reviewed the most recent 12-month period of marketing material submissions from the Health Plan Management System, July 2016 through and including June 2017. As documented in the currently approved PRA package, we also estimates that it takes a plan 30 minutes at $69.08/hour for a business operations specialist to submit the marketing materials. To complete the savings analysis, we also must estimate the number of marketing materials that would have been submitted to and reviewed by CMS under the current regulatory marketing definition (note that while all materials that meet the regulatory definition of marketing must be submitted to CMS, not all marketing materials are prospectively reviewed by CMS). Certain marketing materials qualify for “File and Use” status, which means the material can be submitted to CMS and used 5 days after submission, without being prospectively reviewed by CMS. We estimates 90 percent of marketing materials are exempt from our prospective review because of the file and use process. Thus, we only prospectively review about 10 percent of the marketing materials submitted.