The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting comments on Essential Health Benefits and entities for the accreditation of Qualified Health Plans. The proposed rule would establish data collection standards necessary to support the definition of essential health benefits and establish a process to recognize accrediting entities for the purposes certifying qualified health plans.
The proposed rule can be found at the Office of Federal Register. Minnesota submitted comments in January 2012 on Essential Health Benefits. Minnesota welcomes public comments on the Essential Health Benefits and entities for the accreditation of Qualified Health Plans regulations.
Your comments will be reviewed and will assist the Minnesota Departments of Commerce, Human Services and Health in preparing a formal response to HHS. Comments must be received by 3 p.m. central time Friday, June 22. Send your comments to HealthReform.MN@state.mn.us (please write “Essential Health Benefits” in the subject line). Click here, for more details about commenting.