March 26, 2007
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the DRAFT 2008 Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare Advantage-Prescription Drug (MA-PD), Cost-Based Plan, and Stand Alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Call Letter for public comment. CMS explains that the Draft 2008 Call Letter is dramatically different and has been redesigned to direct attention to CMS strategic goals for the Medicare Advantage (Part C) and prescription drug (Part D) programs, while also providing new information and operational reminders to help prepare for contract year 2008.
Access the Call Letter and attachments. CMS will be accepting comments until 5:00 PM EST April 3, 2007.
Questions about the Call Letter comment process can be directed to Chris McClintick on issues relating to MA, MA-PD, and cost plans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-786-4682, or Scott Nelson on issues relating to prescription drug plan issues at email@example.com or 410-786-1038.
We would like to thank Caroline Wade Blankenship (Miller Stratvert PA, Albuquerque, NM) for providing this email alert.