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§ 423.2520 - Non-renewal or termination of appointment.

(a) Notice of non-renewal. If the LI NET sponsor decides for any reason to non-renew its existing contract, it must notify CMS by January 1 of the year before the next contract year. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, if CMS decides for any reason to non-renew the existing contract with the incumbent LI NET sponsor, CMS notifies the LI NET sponsor by January 1 of the year before the next contract year.

(b) Selection of successor and transition period. After a notice of non-renewal or termination, CMS selects a successor for the LI NET contract from among potentially eligible entities (as detailed in § 423.2516). The outgoing LI NET sponsor must coordinate with the successor for a period of no less than 3 months to ensure seamless transition of the LI NET program, including timely transfer of any data or files.

(c) Immediate termination for cause. (1) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this section, CMS may immediately terminate the existing LI NET contract for any of the reasons specified at § 423.509(a)(4)(i) and (xii) or § (b)(2)(i)(A) and (B).

(2) CMS sends notice of an immediate termination as specified at § 423.509(b)(2)(ii).

(d) Appeal rights. Subpart N of this part applies to a termination under paragraph (c) of this section.