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AHIP: Only MLR Rebate Recipients Should Get Rebate Notices

Acting CMS Director Marilyn Tavenner (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Acting CMS Director Marilyn Tavenner (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Keep it simple, CMS.

Daniel Durham, an executive vice president at America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Washington, and Colleen Gallaher, a senior vice president at AHIP, make that case in a comment letter submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

An executive order requires CMS to analyze whether the benefits of a rule will justify the costs, and CMS officials have not yet analyzed the effects of requiring rebate information notices to go to enrollees who will not be getting rebates, the AHIP executives say.

CMS officials have estimated that the burden of the regulation would be $71 million, but that estimation process is not a substitute for full analysis, the AHIP executives say.

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