CMS Releases Final Rule on Essential Health Benefits
The final rule largely finalizes, with a few changes, the approach set forth in the proposed rule for EHB standards applicable in the individual and small group market. This approach gave states the flexibility to define EHB by selecting a benchmark plan from options offered in the market.
Appendix A of the final rule includes the final list of EHB-benchmark plans that will apply in years 2014 and 2015.
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