Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight

2016 is poised to be a major year in network adequacy developments across public and private insurance markets.  Changes are ahead in the Medicare and Medicaid managed care programs, the Exchange markets and the state-regulated group and individual markets, including state-run Exchanges.  The developing standards and enforcement will vary significantly across these markets.

Through 2014

The federal rate review program requires that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services establish state-specific thresholds for the following year’s rate review program by June 1. This year, only two states, Alaska and Wisconsin, submitted state-specific threshold proposals to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. Both of these requests were denied on June 1. This health reform alert provides a summary of the state-specific threshold guidance and proposals and discusses potential trends for rate review state-specific thresholds and the implications for federal rate review.
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by Lynn Shapiro Snyder and Lesley R. Yeung

On December 16, 2011, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight ("CCIIO") within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") released a "bulletin" to provide information and solicit comments on the regulatory approach that the Department of Health and Human Services plans to propose to