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AHIP Letter to HHS Recommending Improvements to ACO Regulation - [PDF]

In its letter to HHS, AHIP recommends that the ACO regulation build on private-sector accountable care models, utilize the programs health plans have implemented to transform the delivery system, transition away from the outdated fee-for-service system, and avoid increasing provider consolidation and cost-shifting that would lead to higher costs for consumers.

Regulatory Comments | Issue: Accountable Care Organizations, Affordable Care Act | 06/06/2011

AHIP Letter to HHS on Rate Review Regulations - [PDF]

AHIP’s letter to HHS on the proposed rate review regulations states that rate review should continue to be done at the state level and should take into account all of the factors driving premium increases, including soaring prices for medical services, new benefit mandates, and changes in the risk pool.

Regulatory Comments | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Rate Review, Rate Review | 02/22/2011

Interim Final Rule – Medical Loss Ratio Requirements - [PDF]

AHIP’s letter to HHS raises concerns that the medical loss ratio requirement could disrupt coverage, reduce patients’ access to quality improvement initiatives, and increase administrative costs.

Regulatory Comments | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Medical Loss Ratio, Medical Loss Ratio | 01/31/2011

AHIP Comments on the MLR Draft Regulation - [PDF]

AHIP submitted comments to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) raising concerns that the MLR provision could disrupt the coverage families and employers rely on and turn-back-the-clock on quality improvement initiatives.

Regulatory Comments | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Medical Loss Ratio, Medical Loss Ratio | 10/13/2010

AHIP Letter to HHS on Health Insurance Exchange Regulations - [PDF]

AHIP letter to HHS summarizing our recommendations on how to develop health insurance exchanges that maximize choice and competition for consumers.

Regulatory Comments | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Exchanges | 10/04/2010

AHIP Letter to HHS on Health Insurance Rate Review - [PDF]

AHIP’s letter to HHS on the proposed rate review regulations states that rate review should continue to be done at the state level and should take into account all of the factors driving premium increases, including soaring prices for medical services, new benefit mandates, and changes in the risk pool.

Regulatory Comments | Issue: Affordable Care Act, Rate Review, Rate Review | 05/14/2010