The recent appropriations law, which will fund the federal government through 2016, suspends three health care taxes enacted under the Affordable Care Act, continues to limit how the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can fund the temporary risk corridors program for the exchanges, and refines Medicare and Medicaid payments and funding. Click here for
CMS Letter to Insurance Commissioners Signals Market Stabilization
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently sent a letter to state insurance commissioners, available here, setting forth five findings for departments of insurance to consider as they render final decisions on health insurance rates. The letter’s findings discuss cost and utilization trends as well as policy matters.
First, CMS notes that …
CMS Issues Proposed Rule Regarding Exchange and Insurance Market Standards for 2015 and Beyond
On March 17, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued for public inspection a proposed rule regarding the Exchange and Insurance Market Standards for 2015 and later years. The proposed rule addresses requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) applicable to insurance issuers, exchanges, and other entities.
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CMS Requests Comments on Exchange-Related Data Collection
On February 10, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a notice seeking public comment on its revision to data elements being collected for coverage offered on and off the Exchange. In particular, CMS seeks comment on revisions to data collected by the Exchange to ensure that Qualified Health Plans meet certain…