42 CFR 423.401 - General requirements for PDP sponsors.

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§ 423.401 General requirements for PDP sponsors.
(a) General requirements. Each PDP sponsor of a prescription drug plan must meet the following requirements:
(1) Licensure. Except in cases where there is a waiver as specified at § 423.410 or § 423.415, the sponsor is organized and licensed under State law as a risk bearing entity eligible to offer health insurance or health benefits coverage in each State in which it offers a prescription drug plan. If not otherwise licensed, the sponsor obtains certification from the State that the organization meets a level of financial solvency and other standards as the State may require for it to operate as a PDP sponsor.
(2) Assumption of financial risk for unsubsidized coverage. The PDP sponsor assumes financial risk on a prospective basis for benefits that it offers under a prescription drug plan and that is not covered under section 1860D-15(b) of the Act.
(b) Reinsurance permitted. The PDP sponsor may obtain insurance or make other arrangements for the cost of coverage provided to any enrollee to the extent that the sponsor is at risk for providing the coverage.
(c) Solvency for unlicensed sponsors. In the case of a PDP sponsor that is not described in § 423.401(a)(1) and for which a waiver is approved under § 423.410 or § 423.415, the sponsor must meet the requirements in § 423.420.

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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

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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