CMS Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office Timelines for Inclusion as a Medicare-Medicaid Plan


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memo on Oct. 17, 2019, with key dates for contract year (CY) 2021 Medicare-Medicaid Plan (MMP) applications. The memo included several key deadlines for organizations that are interested in participating in the Healthy Connections Prime Dual Demonstration Waiver in South Carolina for CY 2021. These dates are listed in the table below for reference. The first date, the deadline to submit a notice of intent to apply (NOIA) as a New/Initial MMP, is Nov. 11, 2019. The form to submit a NOIA as a New/Initial MMP is available on CMS’ website.

Submitting a NOIA allows an organization to access the Health Plan Management System (HPMS) at CMS and enables the organization to apply to participate as a MMP during CY 2021. Submitting a NOIA does not obligate an organization to participate as a MMP or guarantee the organization will be approved to participate in the Healthy Connections Prime Dual Demonstration Waiver during CY 2021.

The full CMS memo is available online. To download the memo, follow this link, open the zip file containing the HPMS memos for Week 3 and select the file titled “2021_NOIA_PartC_PartD_MMP-FINAL.PDF.”

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CY 2021 MMP Deadlines

CY 2021 Application Activity


NOIA deadline to ensure access to the CMS HPMS

Nov. 11, 2019

CMS sends NOIA confirmation e-mails to entities meeting the Nov. 11 NOIA deadline to ensure timely HPMS access

Nov. 30, 2019

CMS User ID connectivity form submissions must be received by this date to ensure user access to HPMS by Jan. 7, 2020

Dec. 1, 2019

CY 2021 MA, Part D, and MMP applications posted on CMS websites

Jan. 7, 2020

Final day to submit NOIA for 2021

Jan. 24, 2020

CY 2022 MA, Part D, and MMP applications submission deadline

Feb. 12, 2020

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