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Shorter exchange application form could be headache for some states
Modern Healthcare

While consumers are likely to benefit from the CMS‘ announcement Tuesday that individuals applying for health coverage through exchanges would face a much shorter application form than the 21-page form initially proposed, the decision could be problematic for states that are already far along in developing their exchange IT system, according to the executive director of one state-run exchange. Kevin Counihan, CEO of the Connecticut Health Insurance Exchange, said the change to a shorter application comes after his exchange has already completed coding required for system integration based on the original, 21-page application, meaning that the exchange’s IT system may not recognize data from the new form.