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§ 423.2490 - Release of Part D MLR data.

(a) Terminology. Subject to the exclusions in paragraph (b) of this section, Part D MLR data consists of the information submitted under § 423.2460.

(b) Exclusions from Part D MLR data. For the purpose of this section, the following items are excluded from Part D MLR data:

(1) Narrative descriptions that Part D sponsors submit to support the information reported to CMS pursuant to the reporting requirements at § 423.2460, such as descriptions of expense allocation methods.

(2) Information that is reported at the plan level, such as the number of member months associated with each plan under a contract, including information submitted for a contract consisting of only one plan.

(3) Any information that could be used to identify Medicare beneficiaries or other individuals.

(4) MLR review correspondence.

(5) Any information for a contract for those contract years for which the contract is determined to be non-credible, as defined in accordance with § 423.2440(d).

(c) Data release. CMS releases to the public Part D MLR data, for each contract for each contract year, no earlier than 18 months after the end of the applicable contract year

[81 FR 80558, Nov. 15, 2016, as amended at 83 FR 16756, Apr. 16, 2018]