The public exchange program managers aren’t enthusiastic about spending Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act cash on information technology changes.
Officials at the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight, the arm of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services responsible for running the exchanges, talk about IT change orders in the latest batch of guidance.
CCIIO developed the guidance for managers of state-based exchanges getting bills from IT vendors for enrollment system and other changes.
The states with state-based exchanges have used money provided by PPACA Section 1311 to cover the cost of setting up exchanges.
Some states tried to make the job of setting up an exchange cheaper, quicker or easier by putting off work on some exchange components, such as automated, Web-based systems for helping small groups get coverage.