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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT08 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs for Contract Year 2019 (CMS-4182-F) 

This final rule implements programmatic and operational changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) and prescription drug benefit programs for contract year 2019.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 405    42 CFR 417    42 CFR 422    42 CFR 423    42 CFR 498    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 114-198, sec. 702    Pub. L. 114-255, secs. 17005 and 17006    42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1395hh   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA, section 902  11/28/2020 

Overall Description of Deadline: MMA section 902 requires Medicare final rules publish within three-years of a proposed or interim final rule. Rule may publish before the three-year deadline.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/28/2017  82 FR 56336   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/16/2018 
Final Action  04/16/2018  83 FR 16440   
Final Action Effective  06/15/2018 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses, Governmental Jurisdictions, Organizations  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christian Bauer
Director, Division of Part D Policy
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS: C1-26-16, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-6043