U S Department of Health and Human Services www.hhs.gov
  CMS Home > Medicare > Health Plans - General Information > Overview


This page contains information for current and future contracting Medicare Advantage Organizations, other health plans, and other parties interested in the operational and regulatory aspects of the Medicare Advantage program.

New Regulations – Revisions to the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today (11/10/2008) released an interim final regulation with comment period that clarifies our guidance for the payment of compensation to agents and brokers who enroll beneficiaries in Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. Copies of the new regulations and related documents can be downloaded from below. 

Click the section that best matches your information needs. Please check back, as we will continue to update these resources regularly.

Revisions to the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Benefit Programs:  Clarification of Compensation Plans CMS 4138-IFC2 [pdf, 269Kb]

November 10, 2008, memo & attachments re: Release of CMS 4138-IFC2 and Clarification of guidance on agent/broker compensation [zip, 102Kb]

November 10, 2008, memo & four supporting documents REPLACING the October 8, 2008 memo & attachments, regarding unsolicited contacts, employer/union group plans, scope of appointments, and other marketing provisions [zip, 102Kb]

October 24, 2008, Special Notice on Compensation Structure Requirements [pdf, 114Kb]

Beneficiary Notification of MD Medicare Choice (MDMC) Termination [pdf, 107Kb]

(2008-21674_PI) Final Marketing Provisions 4131-F [pdf, 144Kb]

(2008-21686_PI) Revisions to MA & PDP - 4138-IFC [pdf, 233Kb]

Guidance for Implementation of Regulations [pdf, 186Kb]
Related Links Inside CMS
Draft 2010 Call Letter [zip, 422Kb]

Medicare Managed Care Manual

Related Links Outside CMS

There are no Related Links Outside CMS



Page Last Modified: 01/13/2009 9:52:48 AM
Help with File Formats and Plug-Ins

Submit Feedback