CMS Proposes Network Adequacy Standards, Risk Adjustment Changes, Plan Standardization, And Healthcare.gov Leasing Fees In 2017 NBPP

By Amy Lotven / November 21, 2015 at 10:06 AM
CMS on Friday (Nov. 20) proposed wide-ranging changes to the Affordable Care Act's exchange plans and related policies for 2017, including standardizing plan offerings by metal level, requiring states to select minimum network adequacy standards, counting out-of-network charges toward the maximum limits, changing the risk adjustment methodology and adding new options for the Small Business Health Options Program. The proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters also sets the 2017 open enrollment period from Nov. 1, 2016 through Jan. 31,...

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