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HHS Takes Another Step Toward Defining Essential Health Benefits
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The Department of Health and Human Services continues to parse out potential requirements for essential health benefits A proposed rule released Tuesday reveals that HHS wants to use the small group market plan and product with the largest enrollment as the default benchmark plan, but only if a state doesn’t select its own benchmark.

HHS also proposes that the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the non-profit URAC serve as the interim accrediting organizations for health plans seeking to be part of the state health insurance exchanges.

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