The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is preparing to get together with HealthCare.gov exchange plan issuers this spring — if the exchange program still exists.
CMS has sent a “save the date” notice for an Annual Qualified Health Plan Issuer Conference.
The three-day conference could start at CMS headquarters in Baltimore on March 15.
“Pre-registration is required to participate in-person or remotely,” organizers say in the notice. “More information coming January 2017!”
CMS organized a similar conference for HealthCare.gov issuers in March this year. CMS officials and insurance company executives talked about an Affordable Care Act program that uses cash from health plan issuers that attract low-risk enrollees to help issuers that attract high-risk enrollees.
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CMS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, set up HealthCare.gov to provide Affordable Care Act exchange plan enrollment and account administration services in states that are unable or unwilling to provide those services.
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