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Release Date for Important 2018 Information

Guidance for the release of the Part D base beneficiary premium, the Part D national average monthly bid amount, the de minimis amount, and other important Part C and Part D information for contract year 2018.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: July 25, 2017

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