(a)General rule. Each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia is required to provide for payment to CMS a phased-down contribution to defray a portion of the Medicare drug expenditures for individuals whose projected Medicaid drug coverage is assumed by Medicare Part D.
(b)State contribution payment—
(1)Calculation of payment. The State contribution payment is calculated by CMS on a monthly basis, as indicated in the following chart. For States that do not meet the monthly reporting requirement for the monthly enrollment reporting, the State contribution payment is calculated using a methodology determined by CMS.
Illustrative Calculation of State Phased-down Monthly Contribution for 2006
Gross per capita Medicaid expenditures for prescription drugs for 2003 for full-benefit dual eligibles not receiving drug coverage through a comprehensive Medicaid managed care plan, excluding drugs not covered by Part D
CY MSIS data
Aggregate State rebate receipts in calendar year 2003
Gross State Medicaid expenditures for prescription drugs in calendar year 2003
Rebate adjustment factor
(2) ÷ (3)
Adjusted 2003 gross per capita Medicaid expenditures for prescription drugs for full-benefit dual eligibles not in comprehensive managed care plans
(1) × [1 − (4)]
Estimated actuarial value of prescription drug benefits under comprehensive capitated managed care plans for full-benefit dual eligibles for 2003
To be Determined
Average number of full-benefit dual eligibles in 2003 who did not receive covered outpatient drugs through comprehensive Medicaid managed care plans
CY MSIS data
Average number of full-benefit dual eligibles in 2003 who received covered outpatient drugs through comprehensive Medicaid managed care plans
CY MSIS data
Base year State Medicaid per capita expenditures for covered Part D drugs for full-benefit dual eligible individuals (weighted average of (5) and (6))
[(7) × (5) (8) × (6)] ÷ [(7) (8)]
100 minus Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) applicable to month of State contribution (as a proportion)
Applicable growth factor (cumulative increase from 2003 through 2006)
Number of full-benefit dual eligibles for the month
State submitted data
Phased-down State reduction factor for the month
specified in statute
Phased-down State contribution for the month
1 / 12 × (9) × (10) × [1 (11)] × (12) × (13)
(2)Method of payment. Payments for the phased down State contribution begins in January 2006, and are made on a monthly basis for each subsequent month. State payment must be made in a manner specified by CMS that is similar to the manner in which State payments are made under the State Buy-in Program except that all payments must be deposited into the Medicare Prescription Drug Account in the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund. The policy on collection of the Phased-down State contribution payment is the same as the policy that governs collection of Part A and Part B Medicare premiums for State Buy-in.
(c)State Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) Reporting. Effective with calendar year (CY) 2003 and all subsequent MSIS data submittals, States are required to provide accurate and complete coding to identify the numbers and types of Medicaid and Medicare dual eligibles. Calendar year 2003 submittals must be complete and must be accepted, based on CMS' data quality review, by December 31, 2004.
(d)State monthly enrollment reporting. Effective June 2005, and each subsequent month, States must submit an electronic file, in a manner specified by CMS, identifying each full-benefit dual eligible individual enrolled in the State for each month. This file must include specified information including identifying information, a dual eligible type code, available income data and institutional status. The file includes data on enrollment for the current month, plus retroactive changes in enrollment characteristics for prior months. This file will be used by CMS to establish the monthly enrollment for those individuals with Part D drug coverage who are also determined by the State to be eligible for full Medicaid benefits subject to the phased down State contribution payment. This file is due to CMS no later than the last day of the reporting month. For States that do not submit an acceptable file by the end of the month, the phased down State contribution for that month is based on data deemed appropriate by CMS.
(e)Data match. CMS performs those periodic data matches as may be necessary to identify and compute the number of full-benefit dual eligible individuals needed to establish the State contribution payment.
(f)Rebate adjustment factor. CMS establishes the rebate adjustment factor using total drug expenditures made and drug rebates received during calendar year 2003 as reported on CMS 64 Medicaid expenditure reports for the four quarters of calendar year 2003 that were received by CMS on or before March 31, 2004. Rebates include rebates received under the national rebate agreement and under a State supplemental rebate program, as reported on CMS-64 expenditure reports for the four quarters of calendar year 2003.
(g)Annual per capita drug expenditures. CMS notifies each State no later than October 15 before each calendar year, beginning October 15, 2005, of their annual per capita drug payment expenditure amount for the next year.