Anne Hance gave an extensive interview to Medicare Part D Compliance Rules (June 2009) on new Medicare draft guidelines regarding Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D plans. Ms. Hance said of the draft document overall that "it's not so much a huge directional shift. Rather, the changes that they've incorporated are really more minor tweaks and tend to offer clarification on issues that have been outstanding." However, the guidelines on compensation for plan-employed agents and brokers are "a pretty big deal because all of a sudden [companies] would have to completely modify" compensation structures for such persons. She also noted that the draft guidelines have other confusing provisions on the marketing of MA and Part D plans. Ms. Hance advised companies not to make immediate changes "given the fact that it's draft guidance, not final guidance," but suggested that they submit comments to CMS asking for clarification.