Hospital Trade Group Wants Clarity On ACA Navigator Plan

Law360, New York (May 7, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT) -- The Federation of American Hospitals on Monday urged the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure hospitals can help patients explore their health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act’s “navigator” program, saying a proposed conflict-of-interest rule doesn’t explicitly allow them to do so.

According to the trade group, which represents more than 1,000 investor-owned or managed community hospitals, CMS’ April proposal outlining the conflict-of-interest standards for navigators and similar assistance roles — people or groups chosen to help individuals and small business evaluate their...
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