Amendments

2003—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 108–173 reenacted heading without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text consisted of subpars. (A) and (B) stating general rule and listing standards specifically superseded.

2000—Subsec. (b)(3)(B)(i). Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(6) [title VI, § 614(a)(1)], inserted “(including cost-sharing requirements)” after “Benefit requirements”.

Subsec. (b)(3)(B)(iv). Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(6) [title VI, § 614(a)(2)], added cl. (iv).

Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(6) [title VI, § 612(a)], added par. (4).

Change of Name

References to Medicare+Choice deemed to refer to Medicare Advantage or MA, subject to an appropriate transition provided by the Secretary of Health and Human Services in the use of those terms, see section 201 of Pub. L. 108–173, set out as a note under section 1395w–21 of this title.

Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(6) [title VI, § 612(b)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–560, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] takes effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 21, 2000].”

Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(6) [title VI, § 614(b)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–561, provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 21, 2000].”