42 CFR 423.2046 - Notice of an ALJ decision.

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§ 423.2046 Notice of an ALJ decision.
(a) General rule. Unless the ALJ dismisses the hearing, the ALJ will issue a written decision that gives the findings of fact, conclusions of law, and the reasons for the decision.
(1) For expedited hearings, the ALJ issues a written decision within the 10 calendar day adjudication timeframe under § 423.2016(b)(5).
(2) The decision must be based on evidence offered at the hearing or otherwise admitted into the record.
(3) A copy of the decision should be mailed to the enrollee at his or her last known address.
(4) A copy of the written decision should also be provided to the IRE that issued the reconsideration determination, and to the Part D plan sponsor that issued the coverage determination.
(b) Content of the notice. The decision must be provided in a manner calculated to be understood by an enrollee and must include—
(1) The specific reasons for the determination, including, to the extent appropriate, a summary of any clinical or scientific evidence used in making the determination;
(2) The procedures for obtaining additional information concerning the decision; and
(3) Notification of the right to appeal the decision to the MAC, including instructions on how to initiate an appeal under this section.
(c) Limitation on decision. When the amount of payment for the Part D drug is an issue before the ALJ, the ALJ may make a finding as to the amount of payment due. If the ALJ makes a finding concerning payment when the amount of payment was not an issue before the ALJ, the Part D plan sponsor may independently determine the payment amount. In either of the aforementioned situations, an ALJ's decision is not binding on the Part D plan sponsor for purposes of determining the amount of payment due. The amount of payment determined by the Part D plan sponsor in effectuating the ALJ's decision is a new coverage determination under § 423.566.
(d) Timing of decision. For non-expedited hearings, the ALJ issues a decision no later than the end of the 90 calendar day period beginning on the date the request for hearing is received by the entity specified in the IRE's reconsideration, unless the 90 calendar day period is extended as provided in § 423.2016. For expedited hearings, the ALJ issues a decision as expeditiously as the enrollee's health condition requires, but no later than the end of the 10 calendar day period beginning on the date the request for hearing is received by the entity specified in the IRE's reconsideration, unless the 10 calendar day period is extended as provided in § 423.2016.
(e) Recommended decision. An ALJ issues a recommended decision if he or she is directed to do so in a MAC remand order. An ALJ may not issue a recommended decision on his or her own motion. The ALJ mails a copy of the recommended decision to the enrollee at his or her last known address.

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  • 2013-12-10; vol. 78 # 237 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    1. 78 FR 74730 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2014
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule with comment period.
      Effective date: The provisions of this final rule with comment period are effective on January 1, 2014, except for the amendments to §§ 405.350, 405.355, 405.405.2413, 405.2415, 405.2452, 410.19, 410.26, 410.37, 410.71, 410.74, 410.75, 410.76, 410.77, and 414.511, which are effective January 27, 2014, and the amendments to §§ 405.201, § 405.203, § 405.205, § 405.207, § 405.209, § 405.211, § 405.212, § 405.213, § 411.15, and 423.160, which are effective on January 1, 2015. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of January 1, 2014. Applicability dates: Additionally, the policies specified in under the following preamble sections are applicable January 27, 2014: • Physician Compare Web site (section III.G.); • Physician Self-Referral Prohibition: Annual Update to the List of CPT/HCPCS Codes. (section III.N.) Comment date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on January 27, 2014. (See the SUPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this final rule with comment period for a list of the provisions open for comment.)
      42 CFR Parts 405, 410, 411, 414, 423, and 425

Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-01-10; vol. 79 # 7 - Friday, January 10, 2014
    1. 79 FR 1918 - Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Proposed rule.
      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.
      42 CFR Parts 409, 417, 422, 423, and 424