February 13, 2020

CMS Issues Medicare Advantage and Part D Proposed Rule

On February 5, CMS released a proposed rule to update Medicare Advantage Part D programs.  The proposed rule would implement changes stemming from recent federal laws, including the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, and the 21st Century Cures Act. The proposed rule also seeks to codify many existing policies that have been implemented through sub-regulatory guidance.  CMS has summarized the proposed rule in this Fact Sheet.