Exchange, Medicaid and IRS Proposed Regulation Summaries

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A report from the State Health Reform Assistance Network, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, that analyzes three federal draft regulations. The summary offers new insight into how consumers and employees of small businesses will obtain health insurance across the continuum of coverage options proposed in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Two of the regulations, issued by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), focus on Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility and enrollment procedures, as well as eligibility for exchanges, insurance affordability programs and Qualified Health Plans. The third proposed rule, issued by the Internal Revenue Service, provides guidance on determining eligibility for and calculating the amount of premium tax credits offered through the exchange. The regulations provide a new level of detail that will inform state planning efforts; guide the design and implementation of business processes, IT and administrative systems; and, ultimately, impact consumer experience with state exchanges and Medicaid.

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Date: Sep 2011
Author: Deborah Bachrach and Melinda Dutton