Regulatory Advisory

CMS Releases Final Rule on CO-OPs

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final rule for Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) last week. The Affordable Care Act authorized $3.8 billion in funding for CO-OPs with award announcements expected early in 2012. The final rule, which is attached, describes governance and voting regulations for CO-OP members. CHA did not comment on the proposed regulation. Contact: Alyssa Keefe, (202) 488-4688,