HHS seeking comments regarding provider non-discrimination in health plans. Deadline 10 June 2014. - Mothering Forums

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Old 04-12-2014, 06:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi,

 

I came across this in the Federal Register whilst researching other matters, and thought it might be of interest to some of the MDC readership (a moderator is most welcome to move this post if there is a more appropriate subforum).

 

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=CMS-2014-0033-0001

 

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I. Background

Section 2706(a) of the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act), (1) as added by section 1201 of the Affordable Care Act, states that a “group health plan and a health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall not discriminate with respect to participation under the plan or coverage against any health care provider who is acting within the scope of that provider's license or certification under applicable state law.” Section 2706(a) of the PHS Act does not require “that a group health plan or health insurance issuer contract with any health care provider willing to abide by the terms and conditions for participation established by the plan or issuer,” and nothing in section 2706(a) of the PHS Act prevents “a group health plan, a health insurance issuer, or the Secretary from establishing varying reimbursement rates based on quality or performance measures.”

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II. Solicitation of Comments

Pursuant to this report, the Departments are requesting comments on all aspects of the interpretation of section 2706(a) of the PHS Act. This includes but is not limited to comments on access, costs, other federal and state laws, and feasibility.

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I'm going to move this over to the Activism forum!


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