New CMS Guidance On State Innovation Waivers Prompts More Questions

CMS last week released new guidance on the innovation waivers that would let states opt out of major pieces of the Affordable Care Act beginning in 2017, but many health care experts say the long-awaited updates don’t offer any significant details about how those waivers could be used. “Almost all of this information appears in the statute or existing regulation (which was published in 2012),” Michael Kolber, a lawyer at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips said July 23. “I think the...

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