CY 2023 CMS Readiness Checklist – Why is this Exercise Important?

Every October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) distributes a Readiness Checklist to Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan (MAPD) Sponsors as a reminder to prepare for the upcoming plan year. Although CMS no longer requires Sponsors to submit assessment attestations, CMS still expects Sponsors to review the comprehensive checklist and self-assess their…

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CMS 2023 Final Notice & Updates for D-SNPs — What Should Plans Do Now?

In May, CMS published the 2023 Final Rule in the Federal Register. The rule includes many changes related to different areas, including marketing and communications, past performance, Star Ratings, network adequacy, medical loss ratio reporting, special requirements during disasters or public emergencies, and pharmacy price concessions; however, there are a number of changes related to…

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CMS Reposts CY2023 ANOC & EOC Models

On August 1, CMS reposted the revised Contract Year (CY) 2023 Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) models due to several identified issues. CMS distributed its “Model Notice Corrections” memo the following day, highlighting many of the changes. This is the first time since 2018 that CMS has provided revised models…

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Revised CMS CY23 ANOC & EOC Models — Expected Soon!

Keep an eye out for an upcoming CMS memo regarding the reposting of the CY23 ANOC & EOC models. Per CMS, the documents revealed several issues. Rather than sending a “very detailed” and lengthy corrections memo, CMS’s memo will coincide with the reposting of the models and include a summary of changes. The revised models…

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2023 Star Rating Changes—CMS Advanced Notice for Review & Comment

CMS released the “Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2023 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates and Part C and Part D Payment Policies” on February 2, 2022, with feedback accepted until March 4, 2022. Some changes may impact Star Ratings for CY 2023. To submit comments or questions electronically, go to…

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The Bridge – Volume 11

CMS Important News Releases With a general election, massive increases in COVID-19 cases across the country, and many organizations focusing on the Annual Election Period, you may have missed these important CMS news releases. Advance Notice of Methodological Change for 2022 CMS will calculate 100% of the risk score using the 2020 CMSHCC model (vs.…

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Can Medicare Advantage Cure America’s Healthcare Crisis?

The face of America is changing. Race relations are evolving. Social interaction has been altered, perhaps forever. The economy is transforming. And our healthcare crisis is ripe for disruption. Is this revolution going to be painful or painless, bloody or bloodless? Are you prepared for seismic shifts in the way our country provides healthcare? Forbes…

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