CY 2021 Policy Changes to Medicare Advantage, Medicare Prescription Drug Benefits and the Medicare Cost Plan
CMS has released a final rule that revises Medicare Advantage, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit program and the Medicare Cost Plan. The rule is effective August 3, 2020.

Risk-Adjustment Data Validation Amendments
CMS has released a proposed rule outlining changes to the risk adjustment data validation error estimation methodology, starting with the 2019 benefit year. Comments must be received by July 2, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Tobacco Products’ Required Warnings Delayed
The FDA has released a final rule delaying the new requirements for cigarette packages and advertisement warnings. The new health warnings will not be mandated until October 16, 2021.

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