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HHS finalizes ‘program integrity’ rule on ACA
Modern Healthcare

HHS has issued a final rule governing policies of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including those regulating state and federal insurance exchanges. These policies largely are unchanged from previous proposed rules and guidance documents, according to a news release. The 236-page final rule implements provisions of the law, including financial integrity and oversight standards of the exchanges that went live Oct. 1. It also regulates the health plans qualified to be sold through the exchanges, establishing “additional standards for special enrollment periods (and) survey vendors that may conduct enrollee satisfaction surveys” on behalf of the qualified plans.