42 CFR 422.356 - Determining substantial financial risk and majority financial interest.

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§ 422.356 Determining substantial financial risk and majority financial interest.
(a) Determining substantial financial risk. The PSO must demonstrate to CMS's satisfaction that it apportions a significant part of the financial risk of the PSO enterprise under the MA contract to each affiliated provider. The PSO must demonstrate that the financial arrangements among its affiliated providers constitute “substantial” risk in the PSO for each affiliated provider. The following mechanisms may constitute risk-sharing arrangements, and may have to be used in combination to demonstrate substantial financial risk in the PSO enterprise.
(1) Agreement by a provider to accept capitation payment for each Medicare enrollee.
(2) Agreement by a provider to accept as payment a predetermined percentage of the PSO premium or the PSO's revenue.
(3) The PSO's use of significant financial incentives for its affiliated providers, with the aim of achieving utilization management and cost containment goals. Permissible methods include the following:
(i) Affiliated providers agree to a withholding of a significant amount of the compensation due them, to be used for any of the following:
(A) To cover losses of the PSO.
(B) To cover losses of other affiliated providers.
(C) To be returned to the affiliated provider if the PSO meets its utilization management or cost containment goals for the specified time period.
(D) To be distributed among affiliated providers if the PSO meets its utilization management or cost-containment goals for the specified time period.
(ii) Affiliated providers agree to preestablished cost or utilization targets for the PSO and to subsequent significant financial rewards and penalties (which may include a reduction in payments to the provider) based on the PSO's performance in meeting the targets.
(4) Other mechanisms that demonstrate significant shared financial risk.
(b) Determining majority financial interest. Majority financial interest means maintaining effective control of the PSO.
[63 FR 18134, Apr. 14, 1998, as amended at 63 FR 35098, June 26, 1998]

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  • 2015-02-24; vol. 80 # 36 - Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    1. 80 FR 9629 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Physician-Owned Hospitals: Data Sources for Expansion Exception; Physician Certification of Inpatient Hospital Services; Medicare Advantage Organizations and Part D Sponsors: CMS-Identified Overpayments Associated With Submitted Payment Data; Corrections
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Correction of final rule.
      Effective Date: This document is effective February 24, 2015. Applicability Date: The corrections noted in this document and posted on the CMS Web site are applicable to payments for services furnished on or after January 1, 2015.
      42 CFR Parts 411, 412, 416, 419, 422, 423, and 424

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Title 42 published on 2014-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 42 CFR 422 after this date.

  • 2015-02-24; vol. 80 # 36 - Tuesday, February 24, 2015
    1. 80 FR 9629 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Physician-Owned Hospitals: Data Sources for Expansion Exception; Physician Certification of Inpatient Hospital Services; Medicare Advantage Organizations and Part D Sponsors: CMS-Identified Overpayments Associated With Submitted Payment Data; Corrections
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
      Correction of final rule.
      Effective Date: This document is effective February 24, 2015. Applicability Date: The corrections noted in this document and posted on the CMS Web site are applicable to payments for services furnished on or after January 1, 2015.
      42 CFR Parts 411, 412, 416, 419, 422, 423, and 424