Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Advance Notice and Call Letter

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its Advance Notice of Methodological Changes for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 for Medicare Advantage (MA) Capitation Rates, Part C and Part D Payment Policies, and 2017 Draft Call Letter on February 19, 2016.

The purpose of the Advance Notice and draft Call Letter is to notify Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAO) and Part D sponsors of proposed changes to the Part C and Part D programs for the following plan year, including but not limited to:

  • Planned changes in the MA capitation rate methodology and risk adjustment methodology applied under Part C for CY 2017
  • Proposed changes in the Part D payment methodology for CY 2017
  • Potential changes to the Part C and Part D programs that MAOs and Part D sponsors should consider while preparing their 2017 bids
  • Policy changes designed to improve the overall management of the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug programs

The changes contained in the Advance Notice and draft 2017 Call Letter are to be effective for the 2017 contract year. The final version of the Advance Notice and Call Letter will be released on April 4, 2016. Please visit Deloitte.com for further details.

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