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CMS Issues FAQs on EHBs

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) to provide additional information on the intended approach to defining essential health benefits (EHBs). These FAQs follow a Dec.16, 2011, bulletin released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that outlined proposed policies related to EHBs. The FAQs are intended to be responsive to states and to give stakeholders timely information as they work toward establishing exchanges and making decisions for 2014. The FAQs are attached. Contact: Anne McLeod, (916) 552-7536,