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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT97 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Contract Year 2021 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Medicaid, and Medicare Cost Plans (CMS-4190) 

This final rule will revise regulations for the Medicare Advantage (MA or Part C) program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) program, and Medicare Cost Plan program to implement certain sections of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the 21st Century Cures Act. In addition, it will enhance the Part C and D programs, codify several existing CMS policies, and implement other technical changes. This final rule implements a subset of the proposals from the February 18, 2020, proposed rule (85 FR 9002). CMS intends to address the remaining proposals from the February 2020 proposed rule in subsequent rulemaking.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 405    42 CFR 417    42 CFR 422    42 CFR 423    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1395hh    Pub. L. 115-271   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act  01/01/2021 

Overall Description of Deadline: Rule includes provisions of the "Support for Patients and Communities Act" required to be implemented by 01/01/2021.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/18/2020  85 FR 9002   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/06/2020 
Final Action  01/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Heather Barkes
Director, Division of Policy, Analysis, and Planning
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS: C4-21-26, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-8615