The CMS is asking the Office of Management and Budget for a speedy review of its plan to collect updated health-plan information from major health insurers across the country. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act mandates that insurers report information about their health plans to the government; plan information gathered from the first round of data collection last year is now available on Healthcare.gov. The site was created under the healthcare reform law with the aim of giving consumers easy access to information about their health insurance choices based on demographic and other factors.
CMS wants updated info on insurance plans for Healthcare.gov
Public comment on the CMS' proposal will be accepted through April 25. The CMS is seeking emergency approval of the data request from the Office of Management and Budget by May 1 to enable a "refresh" of the publicly reported data by June.
"The information that is provided will help the general public make educated decisions about private healthcare insurance options," according to a proposal notice published in today's Federal Register.
Send us a letter