CMS: Medicare Program; Contract Year 2019 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Cost Plan, Medicare Fee-for-Service, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs, and the PACE Program
Nov 28, 2017
Proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that would revise Medicare Advantage (Part C) and Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) regulations to implement certain provisions contained in the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) and the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed rule also clarifies the "any willing pharmacy" requirement, which may work to support independent community pharmacies often found in rural areas, and improve rural beneficiaries' access to specialty drugs. Comments regarding provisions of the rule must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern on January 16, 2018. Additional information is available on the November 16, 2017, CMS fact sheet.
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