The Essentials: Opportunities for Title V Programs and the Essential Health Benefits

May 27, 2015 | by
  • Description

On February 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final notice for benefit and payment parameters. The rule seeks to ensure coverage options in the Health Insurance Marketplace are affordable, accessible, and of high-quality. In addition, the rule further strengthens transparency and accountability.The parameters in this rule are applicable in plan year 2016, which begins on January 1. Within the final rule, there are several changes to essential health benefits (EHBs) that may have implications for maternal and child populations (MCH) including children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).