Federal Advisers Hold Forum To Begin Determining Health Exchanges’ ‘Essential Benefits’
The Institute of Medicine held a forum this week in which advocates could offer input regarding what types of medical services should be included in the insurance plans that are offered on the exchanges created by the new health law.
The Hill: Health Insurers Warn Against Exchange Requirements
The health insurance lobby urged federal advisers against recommending specific "essential" items or services that must be included in health plans offered on new insurance exchanges starting up in 2014 (Millman, 1/13).
CQ HealthBeat: Effort To Define Essential Health Benefits Begins
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is offering the first forum this week for advocates who want to influence how the Department of Health and Human Services will eventually write regulations concerning which medical services must be covered for health plans offered in insurance exchanges that will launch in 2014 (Adams, 1/13).