“I Am (Still) Essential” Coalition Applauds Proposed Changes to EHBs and Makes Suggestions To Increase Positive Patient Outcomes


Today, the “I Am (Still) Essential” coalition of patient groups sent a letter signed by Aimed Alliance and 278 other organizations to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell applauding the recently released Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016 which, once finalized, will define Essential Health Benefits (EHB) for Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) in the future under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The letter also suggests additional changes that will increase positive patient outcomes and urges the rule to be finalized without diminishing any of the proposed improvements.  A press release can be found here, the letter can be found here, and the proposed rule can be found here.


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