• Reference Material
  • March 18, 2016

Child Health Advocacy Guide: State Implementation of the NAIC Network Adequacy Standards

There has been an increased focus across the nation on the development of stronger national and state standards for network adequacy. Specifically, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Office of Personnel Management (OPM), as well as states have been considering the adoption of updated and stronger network adequacy standards for private insurance plans inside and outside of insurance Exchanges, in Medicaid, and in CHIP.

This new advocacy resource provides important information for child health advocates regarding the specific provisions of recently adopted standards by the NAIC that should be supported and/or revised to ensure children have access to in-network pediatric providers with the training and expertise to meet their unique health care needs.

Association contact: Jan Kaplan, (202) 753-5384