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Health Insurance Exchange

HHS Releases Essential Benefits Guidance

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) this week released new guidance about the essential health benefits that will be available to consumers through [...]

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HHS Extends Deadline for States to Submit Health Insurance Exchange Decisions

States will now have until December 14th to submit their applications to run their state-based insurance exchanges, according to a letter issued last week by [...]

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CMS Regional Teleconferences Will Provide Updates on Health Reform

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced it will hold 10 regional teleconferences from September 6th through the 14th to provide updates on [...]

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Connecticut Selects Traditional Medicaid as Benchmark for Expanded Medicaid

Connecticut will use its Medicaid program as the template for the essential benefits that must be covered by qualified health plans sold in the state [...]

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CO-OPs: A New Way for Providers to Innovate and Deliver Health Care

With state health insurance exchanges set to go live in 2014, states are working hard to develop their exchanges’ infrastructure and establish regulations for insurance [...]

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A Look at Healthcare Reform Readiness for 2012

Infosys Public Services surveyed health plans and provider organizations about their thoughts on key imperatives for health reform readiness in 2012. The results are displayed [...]

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ACA 101: Vocabulary Primer

What is cost sharing and how will it change under health reform? What are health insurance exchanges and how will they affect me? How will [...]

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Essential Health Benefits: What Does the New HHS Guidance Mean for Behavioral Health?

On December 16, 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services issued an information bulletin outlining its first proposed guidance on how states and health [...]

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Institute of Medicine Releases Essential Benefits Package Report

On Friday, October 7, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its highly anticipated report outlining the criteria and process by which the Department of Health [...]

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New Debt Reduction Proposal Targets Medicaid, Health Insurance Subsidies

House Appropriations Committee member Dennis Rehberg (R-MT) has proposed a new idea for how the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction can reach its $1.2 [...]

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