45 CFR 156.220 - Transparency in coverage.

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§ 156.220 Transparency in coverage.
(a) Required information. A QHP issuer must provide the following information in accordance with the standards in paragraph (b) of this section:
(1) Claims payment policies and practices;
(2) Periodic financial disclosures;
(3) Data on enrollment;
(4) Data on disenrollment;
(5) Data on the number of claims that are denied;
(6) Data on rating practices;
(7) Information on cost-sharing and payments with respect to any out-of-network coverage; and
(8) Information on enrollee rights under title I of the Affordable Care Act.
(b) Reporting requirement. A QHP issuer must submit, in an accurate and timely manner, to be determined by HHS, the information described in paragraph (a) of this section to the Exchange, HHS and the State insurance commissioner, and make the information described in paragraph (a) of this section available to the public.
(c) Use of plain language. A QHP issuer must make sure that the information submitted under paragraph (b) is provided in plain language as defined under § 155.20 of this subtitle.
(d) Enrollee cost sharing transparency. A QHP issuer must make available the amount of enrollee cost sharing under the individual's plan or coverage with respect to the furnishing of a specific item or service by a participating provider in a timely manner upon the request of the individual. At a minimum, such information must be made available to such individual through an Internet Web site and such other means for individuals without access to the Internet.

Title 45 published on 2013-10-01

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  • 2014-03-19; vol. 79 # 53 - Wednesday, March 19, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15240 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Third Party Payment of Qualified Health Plan Premiums
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
      Interim final rule with comment period.
      Effective Date: This interim final rule is effective on March 14, 2014. Comment date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on May 13, 2014.
      45 CFR Part 156

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Title 45 published on 2013-10-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 45 CFR 156 after this date.

  • 2014-03-21; vol. 79 # 55 - Friday, March 21, 2014
    1. 79 FR 15808 - Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Exchange and Insurance Market Standards for 2015 and Beyond
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      DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
      Proposed rule.
      To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below no later than 5 p.m. on April 21, 2014.
      45 CFR Parts 146, 147, 148, 153, 155, 156, and 158