Friday, September 16, 2011

The 2011 CMS Fall Conference

It's that time of year again! Halloween decorations are already for sale in malls and grocery stores, the kids are back in school, and the words on everyone's lips are 'Prescription Drug Marketing Compliance."

That last bit may be a bit of an exaggeration, but nevertheless, it is time for the CMS 2011 Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan Fall Enrollment, Marketing and Compliance Conference. As usual, I, Pamela Argeris, will be attending on behalf of Merrill Corporation. This year's conference promises to be interesting, with plenty of topics that need stronger clarification, combined with the fact that a Presidential election year will soon be upon us:
  • New Annual Enrollment Period and other related Enrollment Period’s
  • Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period/ 5 Star (SEP) Special Enrollment Period
  • Marketing and Enrollment
  • Part D IRMAA/ Reinstatement for Good Cause
  • End of Year Transition and Systems Activity
  • Quality Improvement Strategy for the Medicare Advantage Program
  • Changes in the Enrollment Chapters (regulations)
The conference  begins on September 20th, and will also be broadcast live on the web, for registered attendees that cannot make it to the conference. There are also planned break-out sessions covering HPMS Training, Retroactive Processing Contractor, and MARx Reports. These sessions will give CMS experts the opportunity to listen to concerns and questions about these systems.

The goal of the Fall conference is to ensure that all sponsors and marketers working within the health and pharmaceutical fields remain up-to-date on the most recent changes to prescription drug marketing compliance.

The CMS Fall Conference is always a great source of information, and Merrill Corporation looks forward to the opportunity to better perfect our health industry services.

Pam Argeris is a thought leader in the Healthcare Industry and possesses extensive, hands-on experience with CMS compliance, and multiple regulatory bodies such as NCQA, JACHO, and DOI. In her role at Merrill Corp., Pam focuses on developing solutions for compliance and quality assurance, delivered in a cost effective manner to improve beneficiary and prospect communications. You can contact Pam at

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