42 CFR § 422.400 - State licensure requirement.

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§ 422.400 State licensure requirement.

Except in the case of a PSO granted a waiver under subpart H of this part, each MA organization must -

(a) Be licensed under State law, or otherwise authorized to operate under State law, as a risk-bearing entity (as defined in § 422.2) eligible to offer health insurance or health benefits coverage in each State in which it offers one or more MA plans;

(b) If not commercially licensed, obtain certification from the State that the organization meets a level of financial solvency and such other standards as the State may require for it to operate as an MA organization; and

(c) Demonstrate to CMS that -

(1) The scope of its license or authority allows the organization to offer the type of MA plan or plans that it intends to offer in the State; and

(2) If applicable, it has obtained the State certification required under paragraph (b) of this section.