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IRS, HHS, EBSA: Moral Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act Federal Register
Nov 15, 2018 - Notice of final rule from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Employee Benefits Security Administration to finalize expanded exemptions to protect sincerely held moral beliefs for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The rule will be effective on January 14, 2019.
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IRS, HHS, EBSA: Religious Exemptions and Accommodations for Coverage of Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act Federal Register
Nov 15, 2018 - Notice of final rule from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Employee Benefits Security Administration to finalize expanded exemptions to protect religious beliefs for certain entities and individuals whose health plans are subject to a mandate of contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The rule will be effective on January 14, 2019.
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CMS, HHS: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange Program Integrity Federal Register
Nov 9, 2018 - Notice of proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to revise standards for the oversight of state health insurance Exchanges, periodic data matching frequency, and the length of a consumer's authorization for the Exchange to get updated tax information, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due by January 8, 2019.
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CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program Federal Register
Nov 8, 2018 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on a new matching program between CMS and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) entitled "Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through an Office of Personnel Management Health Benefit Plan." Under this program, OPM will provide CMS with data every month to verify each active federal employee's status as enrolled in or eligible for coverage under an OPM Health Benefit plan. The data will be used to determine eligibility and the amount of financial assistance available to them when they are applying for or enrolled in a private plan through a state- or federally-facilitated health insurance exchange. Comments are due by December 10, 2018.
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CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program Federal Register
Oct 31, 2018 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comment on a new matching program between CMS and the Department of Defense (DoD) entitled "Verification of Eligibility for Minimum Essential Coverage Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Through a Department of Defense Health Benefits Plan." Under this program, DoD will provide CMS, when requested and authorized to do so, information related to an individual's health insurance eligibility under TRICARE when they are applying or enrolled in a private plan through the federally-facilitated health insurance exchange. Comments are due by November 30, 2018.
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Register
Oct 29, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on the following information collections: 1) Data Submission for the Federally-facilitated Exchange User Fee Adjustment; 2) Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Templates; and 3) Income and Eligibility Verification System Reporting and Supporting Regulations. Comments must be received by December 28, 2018.
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Federal Register
Oct 29, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment by November 28, 2018 on standards for navigators and non-navigator assistance personnel working in health insurance exchanges.
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IRS, EBSA, CMS: Health Reimbursement Arrangements and Other Account-Based Group Health Plans Federal Register
Oct 29, 2018 - Notice from the Internal Revenue Service, Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcing a proposed rule that would allow health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) and other account-based group health plans to be integrated with individual health insurance coverage, if certain conditions are met. Comments are due by December 28, 2018.
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Treasury Department, HHS; CMS: State Relief and Empowerment Waivers Federal Register
Oct 24, 2018 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Treasury with guidance for section 1332 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which allows states to propose waivers of specific provisions of the ACA in their state health plans, provided they meet certain requirements. Comments are due by December 24, 2018.
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CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Federal Register
Oct 23, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking public comment on the following information collections: 1) Federal Qualified Health Center Cost Report; 2) 21st Century Cures Act Section 12002 IMD Study, which looks at the effects of the 2016 Medicaid Managed Care final rule's provisions for coverage of IMD services; 3) Medicare Program; Prior Authorization Process for Certain Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetic, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS); 4) Transparency in Coverage Reporting by Qualified Health Plan Issuers; 5) Data Collection to Support QHP Certification and other Financial Management and Exchange Operations; and 6) The State Flexibility to Stabilize the Market Grant Program Reporting. Comments are due by December 24, 2018.
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