Health Care Reform Dashboard

Health Care Reform Dashboard

Charting Developments with the
Affordable Care Act and Beyond



FAQs on COVID-19 Address Benefit Issues

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury have jointly published a set of frequently asked questions that offer guidance on a number of benefits issues related to the expansion of coverage during the COVID-19 emergency period. The questions pertain to the COVID-19 rules under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act [&hellip… Continue Reading »

CMS Encourages Flexibility in Utilization Management and Prior Authorization Within Limits

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued FAQ guidance encouraging health insurers to relax their utilization management and prior authorization requirements in view of the COVID-19 pandemic while at the same time cautioning them to act in accordance with existing guidance. The FFCRA and CARES Act prohibit insurers and group health plans from requiring prior [&hellip… Continue Reading »