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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AT97 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Contract Year 2022 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage Program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program, Medicaid Program, Medicare Cost Plan Program, and PACE (CMS-4190) 
Abstract:

This 2nd final rule revises regulations for the Medicare Advantage (Part C) program, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit (Part D) program, Medicaid program, Medicare Cost Plan program, and Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) to implement certain sections of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 and the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act, enhances the Part C and D programs and the PACE program, codifies several existing CMS policies, makes required statutory changes, implements other technical changes, and makes routine updates.

 
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 
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. 1320b-12    42 U.S.C. 1395x    42 U.S.C. 1395y(a)    42 U.S.C. 1395ff    42 U.S.C. 1395hh    42 U.S.C. 1395kk    42 U.S.C. 1395rr    42 U.S.C. 1395ww(k)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  MMA sec. 902 requires Medicare final rules publish within 3 years of a proposed or interim final rule.  02/18/2023 

Overall Description of Deadline: Per the CMS notice published December 30, 2004 (69 FR 78442), except for certain Medicare payment regulations and certain other statutorily-mandated regulations, we schedule all Medicare final regulations for publication within the 3-year standardized time limit in the current Unified Agenda. We do not intend to delay publishing a Medicare final regulation for 3 years if we are able to publish it sooner.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  02/18/2020  85 FR 9002   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/06/2020 
Final Action  06/02/2020  85 FR 33796   
Final Action Effective  08/03/2020 
2nd Final Action  01/19/2021  86 FR 5864   
2nd Final Action Effective  03/22/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Heather Rudo
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:410 786-7627
Email: heather.rudo@cms.hhs.gov