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Covered California Solicits Comments on Revised Measurement Specifications
Third draft of Appendix 2 to Attachment 7 released

Covered California has released for public comment its third draft of Appendix 2 to Attachment 7: Measurement Specifications (Appendix 2), attached. On April 7, the Covered California Board approved its 2017-19 qualified health plan (QHP) model contract, including Attachment 7 to the 2017 Individual Market QHP Issuer Contract: Quality, Network Management, Delivery System Standards and Improvement Strategy. Appendix 2 includes the measurement specifications for the Attachment 7 reporting requirements, which Covered California anticipates finalizing by June 1. CHA remains actively engaged with Covered California as it finalizes Appendix 2 to ensure that the program is based on an agreed upon set of parsimonious quality measures from which providers and health plans would choose. Comments are due by close of business May 18 and may be submitted to Allie Mangiaracino, Covered California senior quality analyst, at allison.mangiaracino@covered.ca.gov and Lindsay Petersen, health program specialist II, at lindsay.petersen@covered.ca.gov. Feedback on the revised attachment should be submitted to Amber Kemp, CHA’s vice president, health care coverage, by close of business on May 13.

The final QHP contract and attachments are available on the Covered California website.

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