Final Rule on Health Insurance Purchasing Exchanges Released
The US Department of Health and Human Services has released a final rule on the Establishment of the Exchanges and Qualified Health Plans. The rule outlines the standards for a state to establish an exchange and allows them to set up exchange in its own way: as a non-profit entity established by the state, as an independent public agency, or as part of an existing state agency. In addition, a state can choose to operate its exchange in partnership with other states through a regional exchange, or operate multiple exchanges that cover distinct areas within the state. Any combination of these options can be approved. Exchanges that are run by independent agencies or non-profits must have governance principles, include consumer representation, and that ensure freedom from conflicts of interest and promote ethical and financial disclosure standards. AOTA staff are currently reviewing the rule.
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