Medicare Advantage and Dual Advantage

Best Available Evidence

What is Best Available Evidence? 

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) created the Best Available Evidence (BAE) policy in 2006 for Part D plans that administer the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) program, including the reduction of cost sharing for subsidy-eligible individuals.
This policy requires plans to accept certain forms of documentation for a beneficiary’s eligibility for LIS, to change the beneficiary’s cost-sharing levels in the plans system based on that documentation, and for LIS beneficiaries to submit to CMS requests for correction of the data in their system if the changes do not occur as a result of routine State reporting.

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(Updated 10/18/2017) H3328_FC 17119 Approved