42 CFR 423.458 - Application of Part D rules to certain Part D plans on and after January 1, 2006.

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§ 423.458 Application of Part D rules to certain Part D plans on and after January 1, 2006.
(a) Relationship to Part C. Except as otherwise provided in this part, the requirements of this part apply to prescription drug coverage provided by MA-PD plans offered by MA organizations beginning on or after January 1, 2006.
(b) MA waiver. CMS waives any provision of this Part otherwise applicable to MA-PD plans or MA organizations under paragraph (a) of this section to the extent CMS determines that the provision duplicates, or is in conflict with, provisions otherwise applicable to the MA organizations or MA-PD plans under Part C of Medicare, or as may be necessary in order to improve coordination of this part with the benefits under Part C.
(1) Application of waiver. Any waiver or modification granted by CMS under this section applies to any other similarly situated organization offering or seeking to offer a MA-PD plan that meets the conditions of the waiver.
(2) Request for waivers. Organizations offering or
seeking to offer a MA-PD plan may request from CMS in writing—
(i) A waiver of those requirements under this part otherwise applicable to the MA-PD plan or MA organization under paragraph (a) of this section that are duplicative of, or that are in conflict with, provisions otherwise applicable to the MA-PD plan, proposed MA-PD plan, or a MA organization under Part C of Medicare.
(ii) A waiver of a requirement under this part otherwise applicable to the MA-PD plan or MA organization under paragraph (a) of this section, if such waiver improves coordination of benefits provided under Part C of Medicare with benefits under this Part.
(c) Employer group waiver—
(1) General rule for employer-sponsored group prescription drug plans that are Medicare Part D plans. CMS may waive or modify any requirement under this part that hinders the design of, the offering of, or the enrollment in an employer-sponsored group prescription drug plan, including authorizing the establishment of separate premium amounts for enrollees of the employer-sponsored group prescription drug plan and limitations on enrollment in such plan to Part D eligible individuals participating in the sponsor's employment-based retiree health coverage. Any entity seeking to offer, sponsor, or administer an employer-sponsored group prescription drug plan may request, in writing, a waiver or modification of additional requirements under this part that hinder its design of, the offering of, or the enrollment in, such employer-sponsored group prescription drug plan.
(2) General rule for employer-sponsored group prescription drug plans for which a sponsor could qualify for payments under subpart R of this part. CMS may waive or modify any requirement under this part that hinders the design of, the offering of, or the enrollment in an employer-sponsored group prescription drug plan.
(3) Use of waiver. Waivers or modifications approved by CMS under this section apply to any similarly situated entity seeking to offer, sponsor, or administer an employer-sponsored group prescription drug plan, meeting the conditions of the waiver or modification.
(4) Employer-sponsored group prescription drug plans must comply with all applicable requirements under this part that are not specifically waived or modified in accordance with in paragraph (c)(3) of this section.
(d) Other waivers. CMS waives any provision of this Part as applied to a cost plan (as defined in § 417.401 of this chapter) or PACE organization (as defined in § 460.6 of this chapter) that offers qualified prescription drug coverage under Part D to the extent CMS determines that the provision duplicates, or is in conflict with, provisions otherwise applicable to the cost plan under section 1876 of the Act or provisions applicable to PACE organizations under sections 1894 and 1934 of the Act, or as necessary in order to improve coordination of this Part with the benefits offered by cost plans or PACE organizations.
(1) Application of waiver. Any waiver or modification granted by CMS under this paragraph applies to any other similarly situated organization offering or seeking to offer qualified prescription drug coverage as a cost plan under section 1876 of the Act or as a PACE organization under sections 1894 and 1934 of the Act.
(2) Request for waivers. Cost plans or PACE organizations seeking to offer qualified prescription drug coverage may request from CMS in writing-
(i) A waiver of those requirements under this part otherwise applicable to cost plans or PACE organizations that are duplicative of, or that are in conflict with, provisions otherwise applicable to cost plans or PACE organizations.
(ii) A waiver of a requirement under this part otherwise applicable to cost plans or PACE organizations, if such waiver improves coordination of benefits provided by the cost plan under section 1876 of the Act, or by the PACE organization under sections 1894 and 1934 of the Act, with the benefits under Part D.
[70 FR 4525, Jan. 28, 2005, as amended at 73 FR 20506, Apr. 15, 2008; 77 FR 1882, Jan. 12, 2012; 77 FR 22170, Apr. 12, 2012]

Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-05-23; vol. 79 # 100 - Friday, May 23, 2014
    1. 79 FR 29844 - 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
      Final rule.
      Effective Dates: These regulations are effective on July 22, 2014 except for the amendment in instruction 27 to § 423.100, the amendment in instruction 30 to § 423.501, and the amendment in instruction 34 to § 423.505, which are effective on January 1, 2016. Applicability Dates: In the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this final rule, we provide a table (Table 1) which lists key changes in this final rule that have an applicability date other than the effective date of this final rule.
      42 CFR Parts 417, 422, 423, and 424

Title 42 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 423 after this date.

  • 2014-05-23; vol. 79 # 100 - Friday, May 23, 2014
    1. 79 FR 29844 - Medicare Program; Contract Year 2015 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Final rule.
      Effective Dates: These regulations are effective on July 22, 2014 except for the amendment in instruction 27 to § 423.100, the amendment in instruction 30 to § 423.501, and the amendment in instruction 34 to § 423.505, which are effective on January 1, 2016. Applicability Dates: In the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this final rule, we provide a table (Table 1) which lists key changes in this final rule that have an applicability date other than the effective date of this final rule.
      42 CFR Parts 417, 422, 423, and 424