Next Risk Adjustment Steps Unclear After Judge Declines To Revisit Ruling

By Amy Lotven / October 23, 2018 at 6:01 PM
A New Mexico judge denied HHS’ request that he reconsider a February ruling that the regulations over the Affordable Care Act's risk adjustment program for the 2014-2018 plan years violated the Administrative Procedure Act by failing to explain why the program would operate in a budget-neutral manner. CMS said it is reviewing the Oct. 19 decision and declined to say how the ruling would affect the agency's ability to operate the program. CMS collected risk adjustment payments from issuers in...

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