Medicare Advantage/Prescription Drug Plan Appeals

Medicare Advantage ("MA") and Prescription Drug ("PD") Plans are permitted to participate in the Medicare Program under Sections 1857 and 1860D-12 of the Social Security Act and regulations at 42 C.F.R. §§ 422.500 and 423.500 et seq. If the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") denies an application to qualify as an MA or PD Plan or takes adverse action (termination, non-renewal, intermediate sanction) against an existing MA or PD Plan, the applicant or existing MA or PD Plan is entitled to request a hearing before a CMS Hearing Officer. 42 C.F.R. §§ 422.660 and 423.650 et seq.  


Electronic Filing Required

Beginning in May 2022, the Hearing Officer requires appeals for MA/PD Plans to be filed electronically through the Office of Hearings Case and Document Management System (“OH CDMS”). Reference /regulations-guidance/cms-hearing-officer/electronic-filing for registration instructions and the system user manual.  For any system or access questions, please contact the OH CDMS Help Desk at 1-833-783-8255 or


Listing of MA/PD Decisions

The CMS Hearing Officer's decisions may be reviewed by the CMS Administrator in accordance with 42 C.F.R. §§ 423.666 and 422.690. Below is a list of selected decisions for MA/PD cases.

Showing 1-10 of 51 entries
Decision Number Case Name Topic or Issue
2021 H-21-0015 Leon Health Plans, Inc. Contracting
2021 H-21-0013 and H-21-0014 and Administrator's Review eternalHealth, Inc. Contracting (with Administrator's Review)
2021 H-21-0011 Community Insurance Company Contracting
2021 H-21-0009 and Administrator's Review Essence Healthcare, Inc. Licensure (with Administrator's Review)
2021 H-21-0006 Exemplar Health Insurance Company, Inc. Licensure/Waiver Applications
2020 MAPD App. 15-21 Centene Venture Company Agency adherence to deficiency notification requirements; definition and documentation of relationships with first tier, downstream and related entities; adequacy of contract payment terms.
2020 MAPD App. 09 Meridian Health Plan of Michigan Definition and documentation of relationships with first tier, downstream and related entities; consideration of materials received after the deadline of final submission of application.
2019 MAPD App. 08 Constellation Health, LLC Termination - Authorized Official Lack of Standing
2019 MAPD App. 07 Provider Partners Health Plan of Missouri, Inc. Contracting
2019 MAPD App. 05 Prominence Health First of Florida, Inc. Licensure
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06/22/2022 12:10 PM