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Upcoming All Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations Webinar:

All Tribes Consultation on Proposed Rule to Strengthen Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Coverage

When: Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time

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This is an All Tribes Consultation Webinar on CMS’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled, Contract Year 2024 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs Proposed Rule (CMS-4201-P).

Comments on the proposed rule are due by February 13, 2023 and can be accessed at the Federal Register at https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/current. Please note that comments must be submitted through the formal rule-making process to be considered for any NPRM.

Background: On December 14, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that proposes revisions to regulations governing Medicare Advantage (MA or Part C), the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D), Medicare cost plans and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). The proposed rule includes policies that would improve beneficiary protections. In addition, the proposed policies would increase access to care, including behavioral health services, and promote equity in coverage and care. The proposed rule is informed by feedback from the approximately 4,000 responses received to the July 2022 MA request for information.

Purpose: This All Tribes consultation webinar will provide an overview of the NPRM and allow participants to ask questions. The rule covers the following provisions:

  • Ensuring Timely Access to Care: Utilization Management Requirements
  • Protecting Beneficiaries: Marketing Requirements
  • Strengthening Quality: Star Ratings Program
  • Advancing Health Equity
  • Improving Access to Behavioral Health
  • Improving Drug Affordability and Access in Part D
  • Making Permanent: Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition (LI NET) Program
  • Enhancing Financial Stability: Expanding Low-Income Subsidies Under Part D

View the fact sheet on the proposed rule here: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/contract-year-2024-policy-and-technical-changes-medicare-advantage-and-medicare-prescription-drug

 
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Do you or a family member currently have health coverage through Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?

Is your mailing address up to date?

If so, you may soon need to take steps to find out if you can continue your coverage. Soon, states will resume Medicaid and CHIP eligibility reviews. This means some people with Medicaid or CHIP could be disenrolled from those programs. However, they may be eligible to buy a health plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace ®, and get help paying for it.


Here are some things you can do to prepare.

  • Make sure your address is up to date.
  • Make sure your state has your current mailing address, phone number, email, or other contact information. This way, they’ll be able to contact you about your Medicaid or CHIP coverage.

Get more information

  • Contact your state Medicaid office or visit Medicaid.gov for more information about Medicaid or CHIP renewal.
  • Call the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 to get details about Marketplace coverage. TTY users can call 1-855-889-4325.
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Help spread the word to promote COVID-19 vaccination so we can reach community immunity.

We Can Do This. We’re working to promote COVID-19 vaccine confidence, encourage prevention, and support our partners’ efforts to reach their communities.

Through strong partnerships with tribes and urban Indian organizations across Indian Country, the Indian Health Service has administered more than 1 million COVID-19 vaccines in Native communities, but there is still more work to do to reach community immunity.

You can help by:

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01/25/2023 03:57 PM