2020 Changes to Medicare Parts B, C (Medicare Advantage), and D

The 2018 Balanced Budget Act (BBA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2019 Call Letter and Part C and D Final Rule, The SUPPORT Act, and revised CMS regulations made significant programmatic changes to Medicare for the coming year. This fact sheet provides an overview of the changes to Medicare Part B, Medicare Advantage (MA), and Part D programs that will impact Medicare beneficiaries effective January 1, 2020.

Some of these include new coverage for opioid treatment programs and telehealth interventions, changes to step therapy authorization for Part B drugs, and limitations on enrollment in Medigap plans C and F.