Please note that the November CMS Open Door Newsletter, issued December 6, 2002 has been amended to reflect the following:
“CMS has recently posted the 2003 Medicare + Choice (M+C) plan benefits and monthly premium and cost sharing amounts on our Medicare Health Plan Compare web site. This information can be used by beneficiaries to help them make informed health care decisions.
“Data from the 2003 Adjusted Community Rate Proposals (ACRPs) have been used to populate the Medicare Compare database. The ACRPs include the benefits an M+C organization plans on offering as well as their cost for offering those benefits. For more info, visit: www.medicare.gov/MPHCompare/Home.asp"