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Connextions Inc. Works to Ensure CMS Compliance for Medicare Advantage Plan Providers
Date:7/8/2008

Company Developing Proprietary CMS Training Program To Address Federal Regulator’s New Marketing Compliance Guidelines

Orlando, FL (Vocus) July 8, 2008 -- Connextions Inc. announced today that it has engaged Orlando-based Valencia Enterprises to help develop an intensive training program for its in-house licensed insurance agents in response to new, more stringent guidelines recently published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – the federal agency that oversees how health insurance plans market and sell Medicare Advantage (MA) coverage to seniors.

The new 2009 CMS regulations, which also apply to MA Prescription Drug, Cost-Based Plan, and Prescription Drug Plan sponsors, affect all “downstream entities,” such as Connextions, that provide customer-facing services to seniors on behalf of health insurance plans. Connextions is currently engaged by a number of well-known plans, helping them to acquire, retain and service members of all ages.

In addition to the new training mandate, beginning January 1, 2009, CMS will require health plans to:

  • prepare voluntary procedures for self-reporting potential fraud and misconduct, and
  • incorporate fraud, waste and abuse prevention measures into their compliance plan.
To ensure adherence to the new regulations, Connextions has contracted with Valencia Enterprises to help develop an intensive training course that will be mandatory for all current and future in-house insurance agents at Connextions who support the company’s health plan clients. The
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