42 CFR § 417.408 - Contract application process.

§ 417.408 Contract application process.

(a)Contents of application.

(1) The application for a contract must include supporting information in the form and detail required by CMS. (2) Whenever feasible, CMS exempts the HMO or CMP from resubmittal of information it has already submitted to CMS in connection with a determination made under the provisions of § 417.406.

(b)Approval of application.

(1) If CMS approves the application, it gives written notice to the HMO or CMP, indicating that it meets the requirements for either a risk or reasonable cost contract or only for a reasonable cost contract.

(2) If the HMO or CMP is dissatisfied with a determination that it meets the requirements only for a reasonable cost contract, it may request reconsideration in accordance with the procedures specified in subpart R of this part.

(c)Denial of application. If CMS denies the application, it gives written notice to the HMO or CMP indicating -

(1) That it does not meet the contract requirements under section 1876 of the Act;

(2) The reasons why the HMO or CMP does not meet the contract requirements; and

(3) The HMO's or CMP's right to request reconsideration in accordance with the procedures specified in subpart R of this part.

[50 FR 1346, Jan. 10, 1985, as amended at 56 FR 8853, Mar. 1, 1991; 58 FR 38078, July 15, 1993; 60 FR 45676, Sept. 1, 1995]