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CHA Develops Comments on Federal Proposal for Exchanges

CHA’s Insurance Market Reform Workgroup has drafted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding a proposed rule on the establishment of health benefit exchanges and qualified health plans. CHA’s comments focus on stakeholder consultation, streamlined and coordinated eligibility and enrollment, certification of qualified health plans, network adequacy standards and the definition of essential community providers. The draft comment letter is posted at www.calhospital.org/federal-exchange-proposal-comments. Members are invited to provide additional feedback as soon as possible; CHA plans to submit the comments to CMS by Sept. 23. Contact: Alyssa Keefe, (202) 488-4688, akeefe@calhospital.org; Anne McLeod, (916) 552-7536, amcleod@calhospital.org.

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