CMS has re-issued the draft 2010 MA, MA-Prescription Drug (MA-PD), Cost-Based Plan, and Stand Alone Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) Call Letter for public comment. CMS originally released a draft Call Letter for public comment on January 8, 2009 and withdrew it on January 22, 2009 pending further review. Comments on the letter should be submitted to CMS by March 6, 2009; comments previously submitted on the earlier version should be resubmitted if still relevant. In addition, on February 20, 2009, CMS issued its “Advance Notice” of changes in methods that will be used to calculate capitation rates for payments to Medicare Advantage organizations for 2010. The Advance Notice also announces policy and technical changes to the payment methodology for MA plans and PDPs. The final capitation rates for each county are scheduled to be announced on April 6, 2009. The Advance Notice also describes changes in risk adjustment of MA and PDP payments. Comments on the Advance Notice also are due March 6, 2009.