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Modern Healthcare - - THE WEEK IN HEALTHCARE -

Here are some ways HHS of­fi­cials said states will be able to tai­lor their health in­sur­ance ex­changes un­der the health­care re­form law: Ex­changes can al­low any plan meet­ing cri­te­ria to par­tic­i­pate, or cre­ate a com­pet­i­tive process for en­try. Ex­changes can set own stan­dards for en­sur­ing plans give con­sumers ad­e­quate ac­cess to providers. Flex­i­ble time­frames for ac­cred­it­ing plan is­suers for qual­ity per­for­mance. Ex­changes can ei­ther make Med­i­caid el­i­gi­bil­ity de­ter­mi­na­tions or turn over to Med­i­caid agen­cies.

Source: HHS

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