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HHS’ final rule sets data-reporting standards for benchmark plans
Modern Healthcare

HHS issued a final rule establishing data-reporting standards for health plans that will serve as benchmarks for defining each state’s essential health benefits under the healthcare reform law. The regulations specifically apply to the largest three small-group plans in each state. The rule also established the National Committee for Quality Assurance and URAC as interim accrediting bodies to determine whether plans satisfy the requirements.

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