HHS releases 3 health care regulations, CBO updates SGR, CMS releases EHB State Medicaid Director letter and Benchmark guide
Posted on November 20, 2012 | No Comments
Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released the essential health benefits proposed rule, the health insurance market rule (which includes standards for premium rates and guaranteed availability and renewability), and a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on the wellness program.
Also out today is the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s) update to the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, pertaining to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’s (CMS’s) physician payment rule released earlier this month.
CMS’s Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services released a letter to the State Medicaid directors today, which concerns essential health benefits in the Medicaid program.
Finally, CMS released a guide for reviewing proposed State essential health benefits benchmark plans.