42 CFR § 422.2490 - Release of Part C MLR data.
(a)Terminology. Subject to the exclusions in paragraph (b) of this section, Part C MLR data consists of the information submitted under § 422.2460.
(b)Exclusions from Part C MLR data. For the purpose of this section, the following items are excluded from Part C MLR data:
(1) Narrative descriptions that MA organizations submit to support the information reported to CMS pursuant to the reporting requirements at § 422.2460, such as descriptions of expense allocation methods.
(2) Information that is reported at the plan level, such as the number of member months associated with each plan under a contract, including information submitted for a contract consisting of only one plan.
(3) Any information that could be used to identify Medicare beneficiaries or other individuals.
(4) MLR review correspondence.
(5) Any information for a contract for those contract years for which the contract is determined to be non-credible, as defined in accordance with § 422.2440(d).
(c)Data release.CMS releases to the public Part C MLR data, for each contract for each contract year, no earlier than 18 months after the end of the applicable contract year.