On October 30, 2020, CMS released the 2022 Advance Notice Part II. This is about three months
earlier than the typical timing in past years. CMS said the goal of the early release was to “give
stakeholders the certainty they need to design policies to contend with COVID and other ongoing
health priorities”. Thus far, CMS has not yet released Part C and D benefit review and bidding
instruction information that used to be published in the Call Letter, and last year was released via
separate memoranda.

Wakely Summary of CY2022 Advance Notice Part II