Medicare Advantage and Other Medicare Health Plans Contents

Medicare Advantage and Other Medicare Health Plans Contents

Medicare Advantage and Other Medicare Health Plans Contents Lesson 1Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan Overview. 4-26 Lesson 2Other Medicare Health Plans.. 27-33 Lesson 3Rights, Protections, and Appeals. ....... 34-39 Lesson 4Medicare Marketing Guidelines............................................... 41-44 Marketing and Disclosure.....

Gifts ..... Promotional Educational Activities.... Agents/ Brokers..... Rewards and Incentives..... 40 45 46-51 52-56 57 60-61 62-63 64 Medicare Advantage and Other Medicare Health Plans Resource Guide.. Appendix: Appeals Flow Chart and Footnotes.. Acronyms August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans .

2 Session Objectives This session should help you Define Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans Describe how MA Plans work Explain eligibility requirements and enrollment Recognize types of MA Plans Identify other Medicare health plans Explain rights, protections, and appeals Summarize the Medicare Marketing Guidelinesknow the rules for gifts, rewards and incentives, educational and promotional activities, and agents and brokers August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 3 Lesson 1Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan Overview

Whats a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan? What are the types of MA Plans? How do MA Plans work? When can you join or switch plans? August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 4 What are Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans? Medicare Advantage includes Part A Part B Hospital Insurance Medical Insurance

Most include Part D Medicare prescription drug coverage Offered by Medicareapproved private companies Must follow Medicare rules Another way to get Medicare coverage Your Part A and Part B coverage is from the MA Plan In most cases you have to use healthcare providers in the plans network Some plans offer out-of-network coverage You cant enroll in (and dont need) a Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) policy while youre in an MA Plan August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

5 Medicare Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) Plan Can you get your health care from any doctor or hospital? No. You generally must get your care and services from doctors, other health care providers, or hospitals in the plans network (except emergency care, out of area urgent care, or out of area dialysis). In some plans, you may be able to go out-of-network for certain services, usually for a higher cost. This is called an HMO with a point-of-service option in certain geographic areas. Are prescription drugs covered? In most cases, yes. Ask the plan. If you want Medicare drug coverage, you must join an HMO plan that offers prescription drug coverage. Do you need to choose a primary care doctor?

In most cases, yes. Do you need a referral to see a specialist? In most cases, yes. Certain services, like yearly screening mammograms, dont require a referral. What else do you need to know about this type of plan? If your doctor or other health care provider leaves the plan, your plan will notify you and you can choose another plan doctor. If you get health care outside the plans network, you may have to pay the full cost. Its important that you follow the plan rules. For example, the plan may require prior approval for certain services. August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

6 Medicare Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) Plan Can you get your health care from any doctor or hospital? In most cases, yes. PPOs have network doctors, other health care providers, and hospitals, but you can also use out of network providers for covered services, usually for a higher cost. Are prescription drugs covered? In most cases, yes. If you want Medicare drug coverage, you must join a PPO plan that offers prescription drug coverage. You may contact individual plans to find out if they offer prescription drug coverage. Do you need to choose a primary care doctor? No.

Do you need a referral to see a specialist? In most cases, no. What else do you need PPO Plans arent the same as Original Medicare or Medigap. to know about this Medicare PPO Plans usually offer extra benefits (like dental or type of plan? vision services) than Original Medicare, but you may have to pay more for these benefits. August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 7 Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) Can you get your health care from any doctor or hospital? You generally must get your care and services from

doctors, other health care providers, or hospitals in the plans network (except emergency care, out-ofarea urgent care, or out of area dialysis). Are prescription drugs covered? Yes. All SNPs must provide Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). Do you need to choose a primary care doctor? Generally, yes. Do you need a referral to see a specialist? In most cases, yes. Certain services, like yearly screening mammograms, dont require a referral. August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

8 Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) (continued) SNPs must limit plan membership to people in one of the What else do you need to following groups: know about this 1. Institutional SNP (I-SNP): Those living in certain institutions (like a type of plan? nursing home), or who require nursing facility-level of care at home 2. Dual Eligible SNP (D-SNP): Those eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid 3. Chronic Condition SNP (C-SNP): Those with specific chronic or disabling conditions Plans may further limit enrollment based on rules for the specific type of SNP Plans should coordinate your needed services and providers Plans should make sure that providers you use accept Medicaid if you have Medicare and Medicaid

Plans should make sure that the plans providers serve people where you live, if you live in an institution August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 9 Medicare Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plan Can you get your health care from any doctor or hospital? Yes. You can go to any Medicare-approved doctor, other health care provider, or hospital that accepts the plans payment terms and agrees to treat you. Not all providers will. If you join a PFFS Plan that has a network, you can also see any of the network providers whove agreed to always treat plan members. You can choose an out of network doctor, hospital, or other provider who accepts the plans terms, but you may pay more. Check with the plan for more information.

Are prescription drugs covered? Sometimes. If your PFFS Plan doesnt offer drug coverage, you can join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) to get coverage. Do you need to choose a primary care doctor? Do you need a referral to see a specialist? August 2018 No. No. Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 10 Medicare Private Fee-for-Service

(PFFS) Plan (continued) What else do you need to know about this type of plan? August 2018 PFFS Plans arent the same as Original Medicare or Medigap. The plan decides how much you must pay for services. Some PFFS Plans contract with a network of providers who agree to always treat you even if youve never seen them before. Out-of-network doctors, hospitals, and other providers may decide not to treat you even if youve seen them before. Show your plan membership ID card each time you visit a health care provider. For each service you get, make sure that your doctors, hospitals, and other providers agree to treat you under the plan and accept the plans payment terms. In an emergency, doctors, hospitals, and other providers must treat you.

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 11 Medicare and Medical Savings Account (MSA) Plans Combine a high-deductible plan with a bank account Medicare deposits money into account Use money to pay for health care services No cost sharing once the deductible has been paid August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 12 How do Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans work? In an MA Plan you Are still in Medicare with all rights and protections Still get those services covered by Part A and Part B but the MA Plan covers those services

May choose a plan that includes prescription drug coverage Can be charged different out-of-pocket costs Cant be charged more than Original Medicare for certain services, like chemotherapy, dialysis, and skilled nursing facility care May choose a plan with extra benefits like vision, dental or fitness and wellness benefits Have a yearly limit on your out-of-pocket costs August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 13 Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan Costs You still pay the standard Part B premium A few plans may pay all or part for you State assistance is available for some You may pay an additional monthly premium to the plan Plan deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments

Different from Original Medicare Vary from plan to plan May be higher if out-of-network August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 14 Who Can Join a Medicare Advantage Plan? To be eligible, you must Be enrolled in Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) Be enrolled in Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) Live in the plans service area Be a United States (U.S.) citizen or lawfully present in the U.S. Not be incarcerated

To join you must also Provide necessary information to the plan Follow the plans rules Only belong to one plan at a time August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 15 Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans and End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Usually you cant enroll if you have ESRD There are limited exceptions Transition from one plan to another within the same parent organization No break between coverage Must meet all other enrollment requirements If you joined the plan without ESRD, but developed ESRD while in the plan, you may stay in the plan If youve had a successful kidney transplant or no longer require a regular course of dialysis

You arent considered to have ESRD for MA eligibility purposes August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 16 When You Can Join Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans Generally during your Initial Enrollment Period (IEP) If so, can change to another MA Plan (with or without drug coverage) or go back to Original Medicare (with or without drug coverage) within the first 3 months you have Medicare Medicare due to a disability 7-month period begins 3 months before the 25th month of disability benefits Ends 3 months after the 25th month of disability benefits NOTE: If you drop a Medigap policy to join an MA Plan, you might not be able to get it back. Check with your state. August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 17 Ends Mar 31 Coverage Begins Continues Feb Ends Starts Jan 1 Continues Starts NEW Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP)

Coverage Begins first of month after you enroll 3-Month period each year during which you can Switch MA Plans (MA-PD to MA, or MA to MA-PD) Drop MA Plan and return to Original Medicare If you do, you can enroll in a Part D plan You wont have a Guaranteed Issue Right for a Medigap policy You must already be in an MA Plan on January 1 to use this enrollment period. Doesnt apply to MSA or Cost Plans. August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 18 When You Can Join or Switch Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans (continued)

If you have Part A and enroll in Medicare Part B during a General Enrollment Period (GEP), you can enroll in an MA Plan April 1 June 30 with coverage starting July 1 During Special Enrollment Period (SEP) in certain circumstances Examples include: You move out of your plans service area You have or lose Medicaid or Extra Help You live in an institution (like a nursing home) 5-star Special Enrollment Period Can switch to an MA Plan or Medicare Cost Plan that has 5 stars for its overall star rating Once from December 8, 2018 November 30, 2019 August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 19 When You Can Join or Switch MA Plans 5-Star Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Can switch to 5-Star MA, PDP, MA-PD, or Cost Plan New plan starts first day of month after enrolled Star ratings given once per year Ratings assigned in October and effective January 1 Use Medicare Plan Finder to see star ratings Look at Overall Star Rating to find eligible plans Caution: You may lose prescription drug coverage if you use this SEP to move from a plan that has drug coverage to a plan that doesnt. Youll have to wait until the next applicable enrollment period to get coverage and may have to pay a penalty. August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 20

Low Performing Drug Plan Low performing star rating status You may have a one-time option to switch to another Medicare drug plan with a rating of 3, 4, or 5 stars if your plans summary rating was less than 3 stars for 3 years Low Performance Icon appears on Plan Finder Plans cant attempt to discredit their low performing status by showcasing a separate higher rating August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 21 Medicare Advantage (MA) Trial Rights and Medigap Special Medigap rights for people who join an MA Plan for the first time When first eligible at 65, or

Drop a Medigap policy Can disenroll during the first 12 months Return to Original Medicare Have guaranteed issue rights for Medigap August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 22 Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan Network Changes Many types of MA Plans have provider networks Plans may change networks at any time Must protect you from interruptions in medical care Must maintain adequate access to services Must notify enrollees who see affected providers At least 30 days prior to the providers contract termination

In most cases, network changes arent a basis for an SEP CMS determines eligibility on a case-by-case basis August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 23 Check Your KnowledgeQuestion 1 Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans are sometimes called a. Part A b.Part B c. Part C d.Part D August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 24

Check Your KnowledgeQuestion 2 Most people enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan will continue to pay a monthly Medicare Part B premium. a. True b. False August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 25 Lesson 2Other Medicare Health Plans Medicare Cost Plans Medicare Innovation Projects (demonstrations and pilot programs) Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 26 Other Medicare Health Plans Other types of Medicare health plans that provide health care coverage arent part of Medicare Advantage (MA) But are still part of Medicare Some provide Part A and/or Part B coverage Some provide Medicare prescription drug coverage August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 27 Medicare Cost Plans Defined in Section 1876 of the Social Security Act, and Title 42, Part 417 of the Code of Federal Regulations

Arent Medicare Advantage (MA) Plans Can enroll people with Medicare Part A and Part B, or Part B only May offer Part D or non-qualified prescription coverage but not both Available in limited areas No new Cost Plans accepted by CMS People with Medicare enrolled in a Cost Plan Arent restricted to the HMO network to get covered Medicare Part A and Part B services May use non-HMO plan sources and are reimbursed separately by Original Medicare Dont have to take the Cost Plans Part D or non-qualified prescription drug coverage, and can enroll in the Part D Plan of their choice August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 28 Medicare Cost PlansNon-renewals Competition requirements in 1876(h)(5)(C) of the Social Security Act provide that CMS non-renew Cost Plans beginning contract year 2016

In service areas or portions of service areas, where 2 or more competing local or regional MA Plans are available that meet specified enrollment thresholds Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Delays the non-renewal requirement for Cost Plans affected by the competition requirements by 2 years to contract year 2019, and revises how enrollment of competing MA Plans is calculated for the purpose of meeting the competition requirements Permits Cost Plans to transition to MA by calendar year 2019 Allows organizations to deem or crosswalk their Cost Plan enrollees into successor affiliated MA Plans meeting specific conditions

August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 29 CMS Non-Renewal Reminder Notice for Non-Renewing Cost Plan If youre in a Cost Plan that isnt being offered in 2019 and youre not automatically being moved to another plan offered by the organization, you will get 2 notices from Medicare First notice sent by September 1, 2018 Second notice sent before open enrollment starts on October 15, 2018 Says you must look for new health care coverage Both notices will include information explaining your health care options and what to do if you have any questions August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

30 Innovation Projects and Pilot Programs Special projects that test improvements in Medicare coverage Payment Quality of care Eligibility usually limited Specific group of people or specific area of country Examples of how they help shape Medicare MA Plan for End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients New Medicare preventive services August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 31 Program of All-inclusive Care

for the Elderly (PACE) Plans Is a Medicare and Medicaid Program Combines services for frail, elderly people Medical, social, and long-term care services Includes prescription drug coverage Alternative to nursing home care Only in states that offer it under Medicaid Qualifications vary from state to state Contact state Medical Assistance (Medicaid) office for information August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 32 Check Your KnowledgeQuestion 3 Programs of Allinclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a type of Medicare Advantage Plan. a. True

b. False August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 33 Lesson 3Rights, Protections, and Appeals Guaranteed rights and protections Appeals Required notices Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan marketing reminders Plan rewards and incentive programs August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 34 Guaranteed Rights Get needed health care services Get easy-to-understand information Have personal medical information kept private August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 35 Rights in Medicare Health Plans Choice of health care providers within the plan Access to health care providers (treatment plan) Know how your doctors are paid Fair, efficient, and timely appeals process

Grievance process Coverage/payment information before service Privacy of personal health information August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 36 Appeals in Medicare Advantage (MA) and Other Health Plans Plan must tell you in writing how you can appeal if it Wont pay for a service Doesnt allow a service Stops or reduces course of treatment You and your doctor can file an appeal Can ask for expedited (fast) decision Plan must decide within 72 hours See plan membership materials Instructions on how to file an appeal or grievance

August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 37 Medicare Advantage (Part C) Appeals Process AIC = Amount in Controversy IRE = Independent Review Entity MA-PD = Medicare Advantage August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

1: Plans must process 95% of all clean claims from out-ofnetwork providers within 30 days. All other claims must be processed within 60 days. 2: The AIC requirement for all appeals at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and Federal District Court is adjusted annually in accordance with the medical care component of the Consumer Price Index. The chart reflects the CY 2018 AIC amounts. 4: Payment requests cannot be expedited. 38 Rights If You File an Appeal With Your Medicare Health Plan Right to get a copy of your files from the plan

Call or write your plan Plan may charge a fee for a copy of your file August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 39 Lesson 4Medicare Marketing Guidelines Marketing and disclosure Gifts Promotional educational activities Agents/brokers Rewards and incentives

August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 40 Marketing Materials The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires review and approval of certain materials Exceptions are listed in Section 20 of the Medicare Marketing Guidelines. For more information visit CMS.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/ ManagedCareMarketing /Downloads/CY-2018-Medicare-Marketing-Guidelines_Final072017.p df Plans must maintain materials and make them available at CMSs request CMS creates standardized and model marketing materials August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 41 Marketing Reminders Marketing for upcoming plan year May not occur before October 1 Marketing star ratings in materials must get equal or greater prominence Individual measures may be marketed/ communicated with overall performance rating Low-performing star rating status Low Performance Icon Plans may not try to discredit their low performing status by showcasing a separate higher rating August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

42 Disclosure of Plan Information for New and Renewing Members MA and PDPs must disclose plan information At time of enrollment and at least annually Required ANOC/EOC (new requirements appear on next slide) Low Income Subsidy (LIS) rider Comprehensive or abridged formulary Member ID card at the time of enrollment/as needed Must provide the hard copy pharmacy and provider

directories or a notice describing where they can be found online together with how to request a hardcopy Documents for new enrollees must be provided no later than 10 calendar days or the last day of the month before the effective date, whichever is later August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 43 NEW Changes to the Annual Notice of Change (ANOC) and Evidence of Coverage (EOC) Plans may send ANOC and EOC separately ANOC still due to enrollees by 10/1 EOC now due to enrollees by 10/15 Plans may now distribute EOC (and some other required documents) electronically May post on a website but must send hard copy notice that documents are available August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 44 Nominal Gift Reminders Organizations can offer gifts to potential enrollees Must be of nominal value Defined in Medicare Marketing Guidelines Currently $15 or less per individual gift based on retail value Theres a maximum aggregate of all gifts of $75 per person, per year Given regardless of beneficiary enrollment and without discrimination

May not be in the form of cash or other monetary rebates, even if worth is $15 or less August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 45 Unsolicited Beneficiary Contact Prohibited unsolicited marketing activities Electronic communications Unless express permission is given Door-to-door solicitation Calls/visits after attending sales event Unless permission is given Common areas (e.g., parking lots, hallways, sidewalks, etc.)

NOTE: Prohibited activities dont include conventional mail or other print media August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 46 Cross-Selling Prohibition Prohibited during any MA or Part D sales activity or presentation Cant market non-health related products Annuities Life insurance Other products Allowed on inbound calls per the request of the person with Medicare August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

47 Scope of Appointment Reminders Must specify product type MA, Medicare Prescription Drug, and Cost Plans 48 hours before personal/individual marketing and/or in-home appointment Additional products can only be discussed With person with Medicares request At separate appointment August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 48 Marketing in Health Care Settings Marketing allowed in health care common areas Hospital or nursing home cafeterias Community or recreational rooms

Conference rooms No marketing in health care settings where patients get care Waiting rooms Exam rooms and hospital patient rooms Dialysis centers and pharmacy counter areas August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 49 Promotional Activity Reminders Prospective enrollees may not Be provided meals Have meals subsidized At any event or meeting where Plan benefits are being discussed, or Plan materials are being distributed August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 50 Educational Event Reminders Educational events for prospective members No marketing activities at educational events Plans may distribute Medicare and/or health educational materials Agent/broker business cards Distributed material must not contain marketing information August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 51 Licensure and Appointment of Agents MA and PDP organization agents/brokers or

other marketing representatives Must comply with state-licensure laws Applies to all agents/brokers Must be appointed by the plan, if required by the state August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 52 Reporting of Terminated Agents Organizations must report termination of agents/brokers to State(s), per state law CMS Account Manager (for-cause terminations) August 2018

Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 53 Agent/Broker Compensation Rules CMSs compensation rules CMS sets limits on how much independent agents/brokers can be paid for enrollments Designed to eliminate inappropriate enrollment moves from plan to plan August 2018 Also called churning Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 54 Agent/Broker Compensation Two types of compensation Initialfor people new to Medicare or who

make an unlike plan change (e.g., MA-PD to Original Medicare with a PDP) Renewalbegins second year in a plan and for like plan changes (MA-PD to a different MA-PD) Agents can only be paid for the number of months an enrollee is in the plan August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 55 Agent/Broker Training and Testing All agents/brokers must be trained and tested annually Medicare rules and regulations Plan details specific to plan products sold Applies to all agents/brokers Completed prior to marketing the product Must pass test with 85%

August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 56 Rewards and Incentives CFR 422.134 expands rewards and incentive programs Applies to MA organizations only Focus on encouraging participation in activities that promote Improved health Prevention of injuries and illness Efficient use of health care resources August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 57

Check Your KnowledgeQuestion 4 Whos responsible for training and testing agents/brokers about the Medicare Program and proper marketing of Medicare products? a. Insurance associations b.Medicare health and drug plans c. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services d.State Department of Insurance August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 58 Check Your KnowledgeQuestion 5 Agents or brokers are permitted to set up individual marketing

appointments at educational events. a. True b. False August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 59 Medicare Advantage and Other Medicare Health Plans Resource Guide Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Social Security Railroad Retirement Board Medicare Marketing Guidelines Medicare Managed Care Manual State Health Insurance Assistance Programs and State Insurance Departments

August 2018 Call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY: 1-877-486-2048. Medicare.gov CMS.gov Call 1 800 772 1213. TTY: 1 800 325 0778. socialsecurity.gov Call 1-877-772-5772. TTY: 1-312-751-4701. RRB.gov CMS.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/ ManagedCareMarketing /Downloads/CY-2018-Medicare-Marketing-Guidelines_Fi nal072017.pdf CMS.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Manuals/I nternet-Only-Manuals-IOMs-Items/CMS019326.html shiptacenter.org

Call 1-877-839-2675 [email protected] Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 60 Medicare Advantage and Other Medicare Health Plans Resource Guide (continued) Medicare & You Handbook CMS Product No. 10050 Have You Done Your Yearly Medicare Plan Review? CMS Product No. 11220 Understanding Medicare Part C & D Enrollment Periods CMS Product No. 11219 Understanding your Medicare Advantage Plan's provider network

CMS Product No. 11941 Your Guide to Medicare Medical Savings Account Plans CMS Product No. 11206 To access these products: View and order single copies at Medicare.gov/publications. Order multiple copies (partners only) at Productordering.cms.hhs.gov. You must register your organization. August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 61 Appendix: Part C (MA) Appeals Process and Footnotes This chart reflects the CY 2018 AIC amounts.

August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 62 Appendix: Part C (MA) Appeals Process and Footnotes (continued) 1: Plans must process 95% of all clean claims from out-of-network providers within 30 days. All other claims must be processed within 60 days. 2: The AIC requirement for all appeals at the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals and Federal District Court is adjusted annually in accordance with the medical care component of the Consumer Price Index. The chart reflects the CY 2018 AIC amounts. 4: Payment requests cannot be expedited. AIC = Amount in Controversy IRE = Independent Review Entity MA-PD = Medicare Advantage August 2018 Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans 63

Acronyms AIC Amount in Controversy ALJ Administrative Law Judge ANOC Plan Annual Notice of Change CHIP Childrens Health Insurance Program CMS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

EOC Evidence of Coverage ESRD End-Stage Renal Disease HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act HMO Health Maintenance Organization IRE Independent Review Entity LIS Low Income Subsidy MA Medicare Advantage MAC Medicare Appeals Council MA-PD Medicare Advantage with Prescription Drug Coverage August 2018

MAO Medicare Advantage Organizations MMG Medicare Marketing Guidelines MSA Medical Savings Account NTP National Training Program OEP Open Enrollment Period PACE Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly PDP Prescription Drug Plan PFFS Private Fee-for-Service PPO Preferred Provider Organization SEP Special Enrollment Period SHIP State Health Insurance Assistance Program SNP Special Needs Plan TTY Teletypewriter Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plans

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