The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS or the Agency) released a memorandum requesting comments regarding proposed changes to the 2016 star ratings systems for Medicare Advantage Plans (MA Plans) and Medicare...more
- CMS issues final Medicare Advantage and Part D regulatory changes after a controversial proposed rule was announced earlier this year.
- New requirements for the reporting and return of Medicare Advantage and Part D...more
The Medicare Advantage and Part D Final Call Letter announces requirements for the 2015 contract year, including changes to Part C and Part D star ratings and how CMS will evaluate Part D plan structures submitted for the...more
On May 23, 2013, CMS issued its Final Rule on Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) requirements for Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicare Part D programs. MLR calculates the percentage of revenue used by MA organizations and Part D...more
On November 21, 2012, the Massachusetts Public Health Council (PHC) approved the final regulatory amendments implementing the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct Law, MGL ch. 111N, which was amended by Gov....more
The Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy (BOP) enacted emergency regulations effective November 1, 2012, in response to the deadly fungal meningitis outbreak caused by drug contamination at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy....more
Governor Deval Patrick signed into law Massachusetts’ fiscal year 2013 budget on July 8, 2012. The budget includes amendments to the state’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Manufacturer Conduct Law, MGL ch. 111N. The...more