Washington, D.C., government relations director Julie Scott Allen was quoted in Modern Healthcare in an article on the recent release of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) final regulation on the healthcare reform law's essential health-benefits provision.

The essential health-benefits provision comprises a core package of services that health insurance issuers must cover in the individual and small-group markets inside and outside of the exchanges starting next year. The release received little reaction from the industry because it largely mirrored the department's proposed rule and earlier guidance issued at the end of last year.

"The administration continues to show that it wants to provide states the utmost flexibility, allowing states to select the base benchmark plan from several choices and to oversee that benchmark's offering of all the essential benefit categories," commented Julie.

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Source: Modern Healthcare
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