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C&M Health Law

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Matthew Vicinanzo

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CMS Proposed Rule Would Reduce States’ Health Care Access Monitoring Requirements

Posted in Administrative Law, Medicaid
On March 22, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would, if finalized, exempt states with high rates of Medicaid beneficiaries in managed care plans from monitoring and reporting requirements related to Medicaid service access set forth in 42 C.F.R. §§ 447.203 and 447.204. The… Continue Reading

Azar Rolls Out Expansion of Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Plans

Posted in Health Care Reform & ACA
On Tuesday, February 20, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar announced that the agency intends to expand access to short-term, low-cost insurance policies. On Wednesday, HHS published its proposed rule, which promises to reduce restrictions on such limited-duration policies. The short-term insurance plans have fewer benefits and more limited consumer protections… Continue Reading