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Industry Regulations We also propose, in paragraph (c)(2)(i)(E) and (2)(ii), that MA organizations must obtain approval from CMS before implementing default enrollment. Under our proposal in paragraph (c)(2)(i)(B), CMS approval would be granted only if the applicable state approves the default enrollment through its agreement with the MA organization. MA organizations would be required to implement default enrollment in a non-discriminatory manner, consistent with their obligations under § 422.110; that is, MA organizations could not select for default enrollment only certain of the members of the affiliated Medicaid plan who were identified as eligible for default enrollment. Lastly, we propose that CMS may suspend or rescind approval at any time if it is determined that the MA organization is not in compliance with the requirements. We request comment whether this authority to rescind approval should be broader; we have considered whether a time limit on the approval (such as 2 to 5 years) would be appropriate so that CMS would have to revisit the processes and procedures used by an MA organization under this proposed regulation in order to assure that the regulation requirements are still being followed. We are particularly interested in comment on this point in conjunction with our alternative (discussed later in this section) proposal to codify the existing parameters for this type of seamless conversion default enrollment such that all MA organizations would be able to use this default enrollment process for newly eligible and newly enrolled Medicare beneficiaries in the MA organization's non-Medicare coverage.
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Section 1851(c)(1) of the Act authorizes us to develop mechanisms for beneficiaries to elect MA enrollment, and we have used this authority to create passive enrollment. The current regulation at § 422.60(g) limits the use of passive enrollment to two scenarios: (1) In instances where there is an immediate termination of an MA contract; or (2) in situations in which we determine that remaining enrolled in a plan poses potential harm to beneficiaries. The passive enrollment defined in § 422.60(g) requires beneficiaries to be provided prior notification and a period of time prior to the effective date to opt out of enrollment from a plan. Current § 422.60(g)(3) provides every passively enrolled beneficiary with a special election period to allow for election of different Medicare coverage: Selecting a different managed care plan or opting out of MA completely and, instead, receiving services through Original Medicare (a FFS delivery system). A beneficiary who is offered a passive enrollment is deemed to have elected enrollment in the designated plan if he or she does not elect to receive Medicare coverage in another way.
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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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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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5. Changes to the Agent/Broker Requirements (§§ 422.2272(e) and 423.2272(e)) Specifically, we have heard from several stakeholders that have suggested that the reasonably determined exception applies to all performance-based pharmacy payment adjustments. The amount of these adjustments, by definition, is contingent upon performance measured over a period that extends beyond the point of sale and, thus, cannot be known in full at the point of sale. Therefore, performance-based pharmacy payment adjustments cannot “reasonably be determined” at the point of sale as they cannot be known in full at the point of sale. We initially proposed, in a September 29, 2014 memorandum entitled Direct and Indirect Remuneration (DIR) and Pharmacy Price Concessions, that if the amount of the post-point of sale pharmacy payment adjustment could be reasonably approximated at the point of sale, the adjustment should be reflected in the negotiated price, even if the actual amount of the payment adjustment was subject to later reconciliation and thus not known in full at the point of sale. However, we did not finalize that interpretation because we determined that it was inconsistent with the existing regulation given that it would have effectively eliminated the reasonably determined exception from inclusion in the negotiated price for all pharmacy price concessions, as we stated in our follow-up memorandum of the same name released on November 5, 2014.
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(2) Substantive updates. For measures that are already used for Star Ratings, in the case of measure specification updates that are substantive updates not subject to paragraph (d)(1) of this section, CMS will propose and finalize these measures through rulemaking similar to the process for adding new measures. CMS will initially solicit feedback on whether to make substantive measure updates through the process described for changes in and adoption of payment and risk adjustment policies in section 1853(b) of the Act. Once the update has been made to the measure specification by the measure steward, CMS may continue collection of performance data for the legacy measure and include it in Star Ratings until the updated measure has been on display for 2 years. CMS will place the updated measure on the display page for at least 2 years prior to using the updated measure to calculate and assign Star Ratings as specified in paragraph (c) of this section.
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Information Live Happier and Healthier JOBS Medicare Part D is the newest part of our national health insurance program for people age 65 & up. For half a century, there was no Medicare overage for prescription medicines. In 2006, our federal government rolled out Part D.
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