Medicare Advantage Communications, Marketing and Training Rules
This is a technical page, that will cross most anyone’s eyes.
- Medicare Communications & Marketing Guidelines:
- Marketing Website: cms.gov
- PFFS Addendum: Model Language for Sales Presentation cms.gov
Model Material Updates
- Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Updates (PDF)
- CY 2021 MMP & MSHO Member Material Updates Memo (PDF)
- MMP & MSHO Plan Errata (04/15/2019) (DOCX)
- CY 2020 Explanation of Benefits – Drug-Only (DOCX)
- CY 2020 Explanation of Benefits – Integrated (DOCX)
- CY 2020 California MMP Model Materials Memo (PDF)
- CY 2020 California MMP Marketing Guidance Memo (PDF)
- CY 2020 California MMP Marketing Guidance (PDF)
- Member ID Card (2020) (ZIP)
- Member Handbook English (2020) (ZIP)
- Member Handbook Spanish (2020) (ZIP)
- Provider & Pharmacy Directory – English & Spanish (2020) (ZIP)
- Summary of Benefits – English & Spanish (2020) (ZIP)
- List of Covered Drugs – English & Spanish (2020) (ZIP)
- Delegated Notices (2020) (ZIP)
- Integrated Denial Notices (2020) (ZIP)
- Annual Notice of Change – English & Spanish (2020) (ZIP)
Technical & Research Links
Medicare Modernization Act Wikipedia
Guidance for Eligibility, Enrollment and Disenrollment procedures for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, including MA-PD plans, is provided in Chapter 2 of the Medicare Managed Care Manual.
Congressional Budget Office on how Medicare Advantage Plans Work
Medicare Marketing Website
Medicare Marketing Guidelines
The Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)
Summary Public Law No: 110-275 Text – 105 Pages
- § 422.2260 — Definitions concerning marketing materials.
- § 422.2262 — Review and distribution of marketing materials.
- § 422.2264 — Guidelines for CMS review.
- § 422.2266 — Deemed approval.
- § 422.2268 — Standards for MA organization marketing.
- § 422.2272 — Licensing of marketing representatives and confirmation of marketing resources.
- § 422.2274 — Broker and agent requirements.
- § 422.2276 — Employer group retiree marketing.
Part C—MEDICARE+CHOICE PROGRAM
- SUBPART A — General Provisions (§§ 422.1 – 422.6)
- SUBPART B — Eligibility, Election, and Enrollment (§§ 422.50 – 422.74)
- SUBPART C — Benefits and Beneficiary Protections (§§ 422.100 – 422.133)
- SUBPART D — Quality Improvement (§§ 422.152 – 422.158)
- SUBPART E — Relationships With Providers (§§ 422.200 – 422.220)
- SUBPART F — -Submission of Bids, Premiums, and Related Information and Plan Approval (§§ 422.250 – 422.270)
- SUBPART G — Payments to Medicare Advantage Organizations (§§ 422.300 – 422.324)
- SUBPART H — Provider-Sponsored Organizations (§§ 422.350 – 422.390)
- SUBPART I — Organization Compliance With State Law and Preemption by Federal Law (§§ 422.400 – 422.404)
- SUBPART J — Special Rules for MA Regional Plans (§§ 422.451 – 422.458)
- SUBPART K — –Application Procedures and Contracts for Medicare Advantage Organizations (§§ 422.500 – 422.527)
- SUBPART L — Effect of Change of Ownership or Leasing of Facilities During Term of Contract (§§ 422.550 – 422.553)
- SUBPART M — Grievances, Organization Determinations and Appeals (§§ 422.560 – 422.626)
- SUBPART N — Medicare Contract Determinations and Appeals (§§ 422.641 – 422.696)
- SUBPART O — Intermediate Sanctions (§§ 422.750 – 422.764)
- SUBPART P — S [Reserved]
- SUBPART T — Appeal procedures for Civil Money Penalties (§§ 422.1000 – 422.1094)
- SUBPART V — Medicare Advantage Marketing Requirements (§§ 422.2260 – 422.2276)
General information for organizations currently offering Medicare Advantage plans, or those planning to do so in the future ◦
•Applications for organizations seeking to offer a Medicare Advantage plan ◦
- Chapter 1 – General Provisions [PDF, 76KB]
- Chapter 3 – Marketing Guides Instructions [PDF, 47KB]
- Chapter 4 – Benefits and Beneficiary Protections [PDF, 522KB]
- Chapter 5 – Quality Assessment [PDF, 387KB]
- Chapter 6 – Relationships With Providers [PDF, 146KB]
- Chapter 7 – Risk Adjustment [PDF, 1MB]
- Chapter 8 – Payments to Medicare Advantage Organizations [PDF, 194KB]
- Chapter 9 – Employer/Union Sponsored Group Health Plans [PDF, 208KB]
- Chapter 10 – MA Organization Compliance with State Law and Preemption by Federal Law [PDF, 44KB]
- Chapter 11 – Medicare Advantage Application Procedures and Contract Requirements [PDF, 294KB]
- Chapter 12 – Effect of Change of Ownership [PDF, 70KB]
- Chapter 13 – Medicare Managed Care Beneficiary Grievances, Organization Determinations, and Appeals Applicable to Medicare Advantage Plans, Cost Plans, and Health Care Prepayment Plans (HCPPs), (collectively referred to as Medicare Health Plans) [PDF, 426KB]
- Chapter 14 – Contract Determinations and Appeals [PDF, 54KB]
- Chapter 15 – Intermediate Sanctions [PDF, 45KB]
- Chapter 16a – Subchapter A – Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) Plans [PDF, 198KB]
- Chapter 16b – Subchapter B – Special Needs Plans [PDF, 273KB]
- Chapter 17a – Subchapter A – TEFRA Cost Based Payment Processes and Principles [PDF, 132KB]
- Chapter 17b – Subchapter B – Payment Principles for Cost-Based HMOs and CMPs [PDF, 283KB]
- Chapter 17c – Subchapter C – Cost Apportionment for Cost-Based HMOs and CMPs [PDF, 60KB]
- Chapter 17d – Subchapter D – Medicare Cost Plan Enrollment and Disenrollment Instructions [PDF, 381KB]
- Chapter 17f – Subchapter F – Benefits and Beneficiary Protections [PDF, 227KB]
- Chapter 18a – Subchapter A – Cost-Based Payment Process and Principles [PDF, 100KB]
- Chapter 18b – Subchapter B – Payment Principles for Cost-Based HMOs and CMPs [PDF, 168KB]
- Chapter 18c – Subchapter C – Cost Apportionment for Cost-Based HMO/CMPs [PDF, 145KB]
- Chapter 21 – Compliance Program Guidelines and Prescription Drug Benefit Manual Chapter 9 – Compliance Program Guidelines [PDF, 289KB]
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