Final Rule Implements CURES Provisions Allowing ESRD Beneficiaries to Enroll in MA Plans

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule making policy and technical changes to the Medicare Advantage (MA) program.

The rule expands policies to support telehealth services, provides some additional flexibility on network adequacy standards, implements legislative requirements allowing end stage renal disease beneficiaries to enroll in MA plans beginning in 2021, and finalizes certain changes to the MA and Part D Star Ratings systems. A CMS fact sheet on the rule is available here.



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