42 CFR § 438.310 - Basis, scope, and applicability.
(a) Statutory basis. This subpart is based on sections 1932(c), 1903(a)(3)(C)(ii), 1902(a)(4), and 1902(a)(19) of the Act.
(b) Scope. This subpart sets forth:
(2) Requirements for the State review of the accreditation status of all contracting MCOs, PIHPs, and PAHPs.
(4) Specifications for a Medicaid managed care quality strategy that States contracting with MCOs, PIHPs, PAHPs, and PCCM entities (described in paragraph (c)(2) of this section) must implement to ensure the delivery of quality health care.
(ii) Specifications for the activities related to external quality review.
(iv) Requirements for making the results of the reviews publicly available.
(2) The provisions of § 438.330(b)(2), (b)(3), (c), and (e), § 438.340, and § 438.350 apply to States contracting with PCCM entities whose contracts with the State provide for shared savings, incentive payments or other financial reward for the PCCM entity for improved quality outcomes.
(d) Applicability dates. States will not be held out of compliance with the following requirements of this subpart prior to the dates noted below so long as they comply with the corresponding standard(s) in 42 CFR part 438 contained in the 42 CFR parts 430 to 481, edition revised as of October 1, 2015: