• Letter or Testimony
  • October 6, 2016

CHA Comments on 2018 Exchange Guidance

On Oct. 6, CHA submitted comments to CMS on the 2018 Proposed Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters, which is an annual rule that sets forth standards for qualified health plans in the federally facilitated Exchanges and, in some instances, state-based Exchanges and commercial plans outside of the Exchanges. The CHA comment letter addresses provisions in the proposed Notice that affect children’s access to care, including:

  • Changes to risk adjustment standards
  • Additional standardized plan options, which have standardized cost-sharing structures that exempt some services from deductibles
  • Changes to children’s premium rating requirements
  • Essential community provider and network adequacy requirements