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|HHS/CMS||RIN: 0938-AU04||Publication ID: Fall 2019|
|Title: ●Transparency in Coverage (CMS-9915-P)|
This proposed rule would implement portions of Executive Order 13877 ("Improving Price and Quality Transparency in American Healthcare to Put Patients First,” June 24, 2019), which provides that the Secretaries of Health and Human Services, the Treasury, and Labor will increase transparency in cost sharing information under the Affordable Care Act.
|Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)||Priority: Economically Significant|
|RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda||Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage|
|Major: Yes||Unfunded Mandates: No|
|EO 13771 Designation: Other|
|CFR Citation: 45 CFR 147|
|Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 18031 42 U.S.C. 300gg-15a|
Statement of Need:
This rule would propose requirements for health plans to provide consumers with some of the data necessary to effectively shop for health care items and services to make informed decisions.
Summary of the Legal Basis:
This rule addresses multiple sections of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111-48) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-52), which amended and revised several provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
The proposed policies are important to provide transparency to consumers about the pricing of services. We considered variations on the proposed policies.
Anticipated Costs and Benefits:
We anticipate this regulation would be an economically significant action by the Tri-Departments under section 3(f) of Executive Order 12866.
If this regulation is not published timely, important benefits for consumers could be delayed.
|Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined||Government Levels Affected: Federal|
|Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes|
|RIN Data Printed in the FR: No|
|Related Agencies: Joint: DOL/EBSA, TREAS/IRS;|
Director, Division of Consumer Advocacy and Assister Support, Consumer Support Group
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, MS: W08-134, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244