• Spring | Key Medicare Advantage dates

    Updated CY 2020 Medicare Part C and D star ratings released.[i]


    [i] States can use the various Part C and D measures in the MA star ratings to assess the quality and performance of MA plans operating in their state. Note that the star ratings are assigned at the contract level, not at the individual plan level. A single MA contract may include more than one type of SNP as well as non-SNP MA plans. For more information, see the ICRC tip sheet “How States Can Use Medicare Advantage Star Ratings to Assess D-SNP Quality and Performance.” Available at:

  • May- July 2020 | Key Medicare Advantage dates

    Release of CY 2021 model templates for Final Annual Notice of Change, Evidence of Coverage, LIS rider, Part D Explanation of Benefits, formularies, transition notice, provider directory, pharmacy directory, member identification card and other MMP-specific models. Plans are able to begin uploading these documents for CMS review in July.[i]


    [i] To help ensure that these documents represent state policies regarding Medicare-Medicaid integration and accurately describe Medicaid benefits, states may want to review draft templates before plans submit them to CMS.

  • Late May, 2020 | Key Medicare Advantage dates

    2021 D-SNP module released for D-SNPs to upload required State Medicaid Agency Contracts (SMACs) and Contract Matrix.