Washington, D.C. — Following up on previous comments to the proposed rule, United States of Care released the following statement on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters Final Rule for Plan Year 2024, released on April 17:
The Notice of Benefits and Payment Parameters (NBPP) 2024 Final Rule released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) earlier this week will take major steps to increase access to care, improve plan selection, and simplify enrollment processes for millions of people who receive health insurance offered on the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) marketplaces.
United States of Care applauds CMS for implementing the steps we advocated for in the comment period to prioritize health equity by making coverage more accessible, simplifying plan choices, and making the enrollment process easier. This final rule will expand network adequacy standards to nearly all plans, increase people’s access to Essential Community Providers that provide critical substance use disorder and mental health treatment, and improve people’s shopping experience by limiting issuers’ ability to offer non-standardized plans. Additionally, by establishing new Special Enrollment Periods (SEPs) for people who lose Medicaid or CHIP coverage or those who experienced a “plan display error” during open enrollment, CMS is working to reduce gaps in coverage and ensure the coverage people receive reflects their own choices.
Through our listening work, we know that people want a health care system that is more affordable, dependable, personalized, and easy to understand. This 2024 Final Rule will allow millions of Americans better access to comprehensive care that meets their specific needs through a process that allows them to more clearly understand the plans available to them.
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