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  • 1332 Waiver

    Western Center on Law & Poverty, NHeLP and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County in a letter to the chair and board members of Covered California, the state's marketplace, provide comments on formulation of an innovation waiver that would allow more undocumented immigrants to purchase health insurance…

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  • Comments on the Draft 2017 Letter

    NHeLP provides comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) draft letter to issuers in the Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs). NHeLP provides comment on a number of matters including guidance and suggestions on standardized plan options, on network adequacy of Qualified Health Plans, Essential Community Providers, Discriminatory Benefit…

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  • Health Advocate: States Expand Coverage of Contraception

    States are taking the initiative to bolster federal health care policy intended to provide comprehensive contraceptive coverage, Staff Attorney Agata Pelka writes in the September Health Advocate. Pelka states, "Access to quality, comprehensive health care is critical for women to be equal, participating, and productive members of society." While…

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  • NHeLP Comments to PERM Regulations

    Leo Cuello

    In comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NHeLP Director of Health Policy Leonardo Cuello recommends that HHS should make the Payment Error Rate Measurement regulations consistent with the recently released Medicaid managed care regulations and use the Payment Error Rate Measurement process as a tool to promote…

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  • NHeLP Comments to MACRA Regulations

    Leo Cuello

    In comments to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NHeLP Director of Health Policy Leonardo Cuello recommends that HHS should improve the Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act regulations to encourage models of care that will provide consumers with high-quality care, and put less emphasis only on increasing provider risk…

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  • Q&A: Adequacy of Medicaid Fee-For-Service Payments Final Rule

    The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have issued final regulations establishing a process for states to comply with the Medicaid Act's requirements that payments be sufficient to ensure adequate provider participation in the program. This Q&A discusses those requirements and provides tips for advocates who want…

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