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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT91 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model (CMS-5528)(Completion of a Section 610 Review) 
Abstract:

This interim final rule with comment period (IFC) implements the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model, a new Medicare payment model under section 1115A of the Social Security Act (the Act). The MFN Model tests whether more closely aligning payment for Medicare Part B drugs and biologicals (hereafter, referred to as drugs) with international prices and removing incentives to use higher-cost drugs can control unsustainable growth in Medicare Part B spending without adversely affecting quality of care for beneficiaries.

 
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 
RFA Section 610 Review: Completion of a Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 513   
Legal Authority: Social Security Act, sec. 1115A   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  10/30/2018  83 FR 54546   
ANPRM Comment Period End  12/31/2018 
Interim Final Rule  11/27/2020  85 FR 76180   
Interim Final Rule Effective  11/27/2020 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  01/26/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Laura Strawbridge
Director, Division of Ambulatory Payment Models
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, 7500 Security Boulevard, MS: WB-06-05,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-7400
Email: mfn@cms.hhs.gov