Posts Tagged ‘Part C’
How to Promote a Strong Compliance Culture—That’s Effective!
An organization’s commitment to compliance, or its compliance culture, is an important component of its overall organizational culture. Organizational culture is defined in The Cambridge Dictionary as the types of attitudes and agreed ways of working shared by the employees of a company or organization. A strong compliance culture is an organization-wide commitment to adhere…Read More
CMS Proposed Rule — CY 2024 Policy and Technical Changes
CMS Proposed Rule- On December 14, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the Proposed Rule for Calendar Year 2024 Policy and Technical Changes that includes revisions to regulations governing Medicare Advantage (MA or Part C), Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D), Medicare cost plans and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the…Read More
Open Enrollment Period (OEP)—How to Retain Members
You have worked hard to gain and retain members—don’t let the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP) be a time to lose them! The MA OEP runs from January 1 – March 31. During the MA OEP, Medicare Advantage plan members may switch to another MA plan or disenroll from their MA plan, return…Read More
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…Read More
End-of-Year 2022 Enrollment and Payment Systems Processing—What You Need to Know
As the CMS Annual Rollover process quickly approaches, health plans must prepare to complete critical End-of-Year (EOY) tasks. Now’s the time to ask—Are your systems configured to process rollover files seamlessly? Does your staff know how to process transactions requiring manual intervention? Any mishaps during this process will create a negative member experience regarding access…Read More
AEP 2023—Essential Readiness Tips & the Latest CMS Guidance
Medicare Advantage Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) runs from October 15 to December 7. Since most health plans recognize growth this time of year, it is imperative to be prepared to enroll members seamlessly and accurately. Are your systems configured with the latest guidance from CMS? Has your staffing and training efforts increased to ensure work…Read More
CMS Program Audit Findings & Key Preparation Tips
CMS released the 2021 Part C and Part D Program Audit and Enforcement Report on June 7, 2022. Highlights of the report indicate the average audit scores increased over the last report, stating 2020 average overall audit score of 0.15 to 2021 average overall audit score of 0.44. It’s worth noting, there were 27 plans…Read More
The Medicare Timeliness Monitoring Project (TMP)—What to Expect?
CMS continues to conduct an industry-wide Timeliness Monitoring Project (TMP). This project is a retrospective review of 2022 data. It allows CMS to collect data to evaluate the timeliness of processing Medicare Part C reconsiderations, using the new TMP and audit protocols in place for 2022. As a reminder, this data is used to verify…Read More
Medicare Communications & Marketing Guidelines (MCMG)—CMS Updates Warrant a Thorough Review
Last month, CMS published a new MCMG, and it looks quite different! Not only is it much shorter, 51 pages compared to the previous 84 pages, it now has CFR references for all sections. Upon review, CMS has removed several details, seemingly anything without a CFR reference which accounts for the slimmed-down version, and it…Read More