Tavenner: Final Exchange Rule Release Just Weeks Away
Modern Healthcare and CQ HealthBeat report that the final rule on health insurance exchanges will be out "very soon."
Modern Healthcare: Exchange Rule Coming 'Very Soon': Tavenner
Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner told attendees at the Federation of American Hospitals meeting they can expect more information on the state insurance exchanges in the weeks ahead. "We will need your help as we go into 2012 and into 2013 on setting up the exchanges," Tavenner said in her morning remarks Tuesday at the Marriott Washington Wardman Park. "And we will have more detail on that as the year rolls out—and, in fact, we will have some details in the next couple of weeks as it relates to the exchanges and Medicaid expansion" (Zigmond, 3/6).
CQ HealthBeat: Final Rule On Exchanges To Be Issued Very Soon, HHS Officials Disclose
Top Department of Health and Human Services officials hinted Tuesday that a final rule laying out the structure for state health insurance exchanges is about to be unveiled. In addition, Steve Larsen of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services stressed that federal officials are deep into their work setting up a federal exchange that would serve as a fallback for states that refuse to establish state exchanges or can't get them up and running by January 2014 (Norman, 3/6).