News Briefs: Final 2024 MA and Part D Rule Is Awaiting Review at OMB

CMS on March 8 submitted its lengthy Medicare Advantage and Part D final rule making policy and technical changes for 2024 to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), just 23 days after the comment period closed. “Not a good sign for those who submitted comments with the expectation that CMS would fully consider their concerns and suggested alternatives to some of the proposed regulatory changes,” remarked Epstein Becker & Green’s Helaine Fingold on LinkedIn. The proposed rule, published on Dec. 27, contained multiple marketing-related provisions and featured numerous health equity components, from the incorporation of a health equity index in the Star Ratings to new requirements around information provided to enrollees. The final rule at AIS Health press time was still pending OMB review.

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Lauren Flynn Kelly

Lauren Flynn Kelly Managing Editor, Radar on Medicare Advantage

Lauren has been covering health business issues since the early 2000s and specializes in in-depth reporting on Medicare Advantage, managed Medicaid and Medicare Part D. She also possesses a deep understanding of the complex world of pharmacy benefit management, having written AIS Health’s Radar on Drug Benefits from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2011 to 2016. In addition to her role as managing editor of Radar on Medicare Advantage, she oversees AIS Health’s publications and manages the health editorial staff. She graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in English.

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