CMS Requests Public Input on Essential Health Benefits

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a request for information (RFI) on the coverage of benefits in health plans that are subject to the Essential Health Benefit (EHB) requirements, as part of the Affordable Care Act. CMS wants public input on topics such as the description of the EHB, the scope of benefits covered in typical employer plans, the review of EHB, coverage of prescription drugs, and substitution of EHB. NACHC will review and provide a comment letter template; comments are due Jan. 30, 2023.