United Benefit Advisors Insight and Analysis Blog

CMS Releases Proposed Rule on Civil Monetary Penalties for Medicare Secondary Payer Reporting Failures

Posted by: Matthew Meidell    Mar 26, 2020 6:15:00 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule and fact sheet on calculating and imposing civil monetary penalties (CMPs) when a group health plan fails to comply with Section 111 Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) reporting requirements.

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Topics: CMS, compliance recap

CMS Releases Updated Premium Assistance under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Model Notice

Posted by: Matthew Meidell    Mar 10, 2020 6:45:00 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated Premium Assistance Under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) model notice.

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Topics: Medicaid, CMS, Medicare coverage, CHIP, compliance recap, children

CMS Releases SBC Materials for Plan Years Beginning 2021

Posted by: Karen Hsu    Jan 16, 2020 7:46:00 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released SBC materials and supporting documents including a template SBC, sample completed SBC, uniform glossary, instructions, and guidance for plan or policy years beginning on or after January 1, 2021. 

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Topics: Medicaid, SBC, CMS, Medicare coverage, compliance recap

CMS Releases 2020 Parameters for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Benefit

Posted by: Karen Hsu    Jun 6, 2019 1:11:48 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the following parameters for the defined standard Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit for 2020:

 

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Topics: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, prescription drugs

Transitional Reinsurance Fee Filing Date Extended to December 5

Posted by: Linda Rowings    Nov 20, 2014 3:08:00 PM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the deadline for group health plans to provide their 2014 transitional reinsurance fee (TRF) submission. Filing is now due by 11:59 p.m. on December 5, 2014. The January 15, 2015, and November 15, 2015, deadlines to pay the fee remain the same. For more information on the TRF, see our recent blog. For the answers to nearly 30 questions about filing, due dates, calculation methods, payment, submission and more, CLICK HERE to Request UBA's "Frequently Asked Questions about the Transitional Reinsurance Fee (TRF)".

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Topics: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, TRF, Transitional Reinsurance Fee, extended, December 5, CMS