Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs (CMS-4159-P)

Docket ID: CMS-2014-0007
Agency: Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This rule sets forth programmatic and operational changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) and prescription drug benefit programs for contract year 2015.
RIN: 0938-AR37
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations)
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 417,42 CFR 422,42 CFR 423,42 CFR 424,42 CFR 409
Priority: Economically Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: MMA 2003, PL 111-148, MIPPA
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
StatutoryOtherMMA section 90201/10/2017
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM01/10/201479 FR 1918
NPRM Comment Period End03/07/2014
Final Action01/00/2017
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 07, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/10/2014
ID: CMS-2014-0007-0002
Comment Period Closed
Proposed Rule
Posted: 01/10/2014
ID: CMS-2014-0007-0001

Supporting Documents

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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Chris McClintick
Health Insurance Specialist
Centers for Drug Health Plan Choices, Mail Stop C4-22-04, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
Baltimore, MD 21244
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