CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, of the recently issued Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2022 proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This proposed rule would update regulatory and financial standards applied to issuers and exchanges, as well as set parameters for the risk adjustment program.
In addition, the summary details proposals to allow direct enrollment flexibilities for states – such as no longer requiring the use of Healthcare.gov or centralized state-based exchange websites and allowing the use of direct enrollment pathways, such as agents and brokers for enrollment. CMS also proposes changes related to Section 1332 state innovation waivers and adding flexibility to certain special enrollment periods.
Comments are due to CMS by 2 p.m. (PT) on Dec. 30