Monday, January 13, 2014

Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs

This rule would set forth programmatic and operational changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) and prescription drug benefit programs for contract year 2015.

Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 
Policy and Technical Changes to the 
Medicare Advantage and the Medicare 
Prescription Drug Benefit Programs 

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. 

ACTION: Proposed rule. 

SUMMARY: The proposed rule would 
revise the Medicare Advantage (MA) 
program (Part C) regulations and 
prescription drug benefit program (Part 
D) regulations to implement statutory 
requirements; strengthen beneficiary 
protections; exclude plans that perform 
poorly; improve program efficiencies; 
and clarify program requirements. The 
proposed rule also includes several 
provisions designed to improve 
payment accuracy. 

DATES: To be assured consideration, 
comments must be received at one of 
the addresses provided below, no later 

than 5 p.m. on March 7, 2014.

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