42 CFR 423.552 - Novation agreement requirements.

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§ 423.552 Novation agreement requirements.
(a) Conditions for CMS approval of a novation agreement. CMS approves a novation agreement if the following conditions are met:
(1) Advance notification. The PDP sponsor notifies CMS at least 60 days before the date of the proposed change of ownership. The PDP sponsor also provides CMS with updated financial information and a discussion of the financial and solvency impact of the change of ownership on the surviving organization.
(2) Advance submittal of agreement. The PDP sponsor submits to CMS, at least 30 days before the proposed change of ownership date, three signed copies of the novation agreement containing the provisions specified in paragraph (b) of this section, and one copy of other relevant documents required by CMS.
(3) CMS's determination. When reviewing a novation agreement, CMS makes a determination concerning the following:
(i) The proposed new owner is in fact a successor in interest to the contract.
(ii) Recognition of the new owner as a successor in interest to the contract is in the best interest of the Medicare program.
(iii) The successor organization meets the requirements to qualify as a PDP sponsor under subpart K of this part.
(b) Provisions of a novation agreement. A valid novation agreement requires the following:
(1) Assumption of contract obligations. The new owner must assume all obligations under the contract.
(2) Waiver of right to reimbursement. The previous owner must waive its rights to reimbursement for covered services furnished during the rest of the current contract period.
(3) Guarantee of performance. The previous owner must—
(i) Guarantee performance of the contract by the new owner during the contract period; or
(ii) Post a performance bond that is satisfactory to CMS.
(4) Records access. The previous owner must agree to make its books and records and other necessary information available to the new owner and to CMS to permit an accurate determination of costs for the final settlement of the contract period.

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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
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      42 CFR Parts 409, 417, 422, 423, and 424