Comments Requested on the Proposed Updates to Health Insurance Marketplaces

CMS seeks public comment on the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024, which proposes updates to the standards for issuers and Marketplaces offering qualified health plans through Healthcare.gov.  Proposals include adding Mental Health Facilities and Substance Disorder Treatment Centers as Essential Community Provider (ECP) categories, including Rural Emergency Hospitals as a provider type in the Other ECP Providers category, adding a special enrollment period for consumers who lose Medicaid/CHIP coverage during the year and allowing assisters to conduct door-to-door enrollment.  The number of Marketplace plans offered in rural areas has been increasing, although there are still fewer plans available compared to urban areas. Comments are due January 30.

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