42 CFR § 405.455 - Application to Medicare Advantage contracts.

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§ 405.455 Application to Medicare Advantage contracts.

An organization that has a contract with CMS to provide one or more Medicare Advantage (M + C) plans to beneficiaries (part 422 of this chapter):

(a) Must acquire and maintain information from Medicare carriers on physicians and practitioners who have opted-out of Medicare.

(b) Must make no payment directly or indirectly for Medicare covered services furnished to a Medicare beneficiary by a physician or practitioner who has opted-out of Medicare.

(c) May make payment to a physician or practitioner who furnishes emergency or urgent care services to a beneficiary who has not previously entered into a private contract with the physician or practitioner in accordance with § 405.440.

[63 FR 58901, Nov. 2, 1998, as amended at 79 FR 68001, Nov. 13, 2014]