Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Links to info and regs for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Programs

Medicare Modernization Act

Prescription Drug Benefit / Medicare Advantage Programs

General Information

· Press Release (PDF, 45 KB)

· Technical Fact Sheets

o Medicare Fact Sheet: Final Rules Implementing the New Medicare Law: A New Prescription Drug Benefit for All Medicare Beneficiaries, Improvements to Medicare Health Plans and Establishing Options for Retirees (PDF, 113 KB)

o Medicare Fact Sheet: PRINCIPAL CHANGES IN NEW MEDICARE FROM PROPOSED RULES TO FINAL RULES

o New Rules Establish New Prescription Drug Benefit, Improvements to Medicare Health Plans and Options for Retirees (PDF, 93 KB)

· Timelines

o General Timeline (PDF, 226 KB)

o Beneficiary Calendar (PDF, 105 KB)

o State Timeline (PDF, 31 KB)

o Plan Timeline (PDF, 47 KB)

o Employer Dates (PDF, 12 KB)

· Index of the Regulation

o Title I - Prescription Drug Benefit (PDF, 66 KB)

o Title II - Medicare Advantage Plans (PDF, 32 KB)

· Technical Issue Papers

· Prescription Drug Plan - Title I (CMS 4068-F)

o Regulation (PDF, 2 MB) (1,162 pages) (Also available from the Federal Register)

o Title I Summary (PDF, 91 KB)

o Basic Summary of What's Changed Since NPRM (PDF, 93 KB)

o Technical Summary of What's Changed Since NPRM (PDF, 75 KB)

o Retiree Options (PDF, 31 KB)

o Implementation Materials, Including Applications and Formulary Guidance

· Medicare Advantage Plans - Title II (CMS 4069-F)

o Regulation (PDF, 1 MB) (445 pages) (Also available from the Federal Register)

o Title II Summary (PDF, 46 KB)

o Basic Summary of What's Changed Since NPRM (PDF, 93 KB)

o Technical Summary of What's Changed Since NPRM (PDF, 206 KB)

o Implementation Materials



Ed Dale
Edward Dale
Senior Legislative Representative
Health and Long-Term Care Team
State Affairs Department
AARP

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