Essential Health Benefits Update and Advocacy Opportunities

Essential Health Benefits Update and Advocacy Opportunities

Executive Summary

On February 20th, 2015, the Department of Health and Human Services issued the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 final rule (Final Rule 2016), which among changes in other areas, finalized changes to the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) standard. This fact sheet provides an overview of 1) existing EHB rules, 2) changes or clarifications made to the EHB standard in the Final Rule 2016, and 3) advocacy opportunities available.

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