HHS publishes Exchange guidance and draft blueprint
Posted on May 16, 2012 | No Comments
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published guidance today on the implementation of the federally-run fallback exchange that the government will run in states that are not ready to operate a state-run exchange. In addition to the higher level operational approach, the paper also discusses how states can partner with HHS to implement selected functions in a Federally-facilitated Exchange (FFE), key policies organized by Exchange function, and how HHS will consult with a variety of stakeholders to implement an FFE. HHS also released a draft blueprint for approval of state-based or state-federal partnership exchanges. State exchanges must be certified by HHS by the beginning of 2013.