42 CFR § 431.814 - Pilot planning document.
(a) Plan approval. For each MEQC pilot, the State must submit a MEQC pilot planning document that meets the requirements of this section to CMS for approval by the first November 1 following the end of the State's PERM year. The State must receive approval for a plan before the plan can be implemented.
(b) Plan requirements. The State must have an approved pilot planning document in effect for each MEQC pilot that must be in accordance with instructions established by CMS and that includes, at a minimum, the following for -
(1) Active case reviews.
(ii) Universe development process.
(iii) Sample size per program.
(iv) Sample selection procedure.
(v) Case review process.
(2) Negative case reviews.
(i) Universe development process.
(ii) Sample size per program.
(iii) Sample selection procedure.
(iv) Case review process.