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Providers protest rule putting them at financial risk if patients don’t pay premiums
Modern Healthcare

Provider groups say a CMS rule interpreting the healthcare reform law that gives consumers a grace period for unpaid health insurance premiums will put them at significant risk of delivering services for which they won’t get paid.

The CMS rule gives consumers a 90-day grace period if they don’t pay their premiums before their insurer can drop their coverage. The rule applies to people in all states who obtain subsidized coverage through the new insurance exchanges.