RI Exchange Design Issue Briefs: Active Purchasing and Standardizing Health Plans

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To help determine how best to leverage the aggregated purchasing power of consumers, the Rhode Island Exchange Work Group published this issue brief on active purchasing in Rhode Island. Comparing models from various states and taking into account the state insurance market and consumer requests, the work group provides preliminary recommendations on how best to use active purchasing to leverage premium costs, quality, and payment

The Rhode Island Exchange Work Group also published an issue brief on standardizing health plans, which provides background information and stakeholder comments and recommendations.