Medicaid Officials Release Rule Affecting Cost-Sharing and Coordination

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) released their 474-page proposed rule affecting cost-sharing and coordination with Exchanges earlier this month.  The proposed rule states officials would be able to charge Medicaid patients higher cost-sharing for some services than current regulations allow.

The proposed rule also affects a wide range of other Medicaid provisions, including appeals of eligibility determinations; coordination between Medicaid and the new healthcare law’s insurance exchanges; the role of counselors to assist people with their coverage applications; procedures to verify employer-sponsored coverage; and the use of updated Medicaid eligibility categories.  You can read more in the Commonwealth Fund’s blog

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