State Progress on Essential Health Benefits
|Sonya Schwartz, Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy|
|Chris Cantrell, Policy Analyst, National Academy for State Health Policy|
|Jon Hager, Executive Director, Silver State Health Insurance Exchange|
|Jeanene Smith, Administrator, Oregon Health Policy and Research|
Held Monday, September 24th 3:00-4:30pm Eastern
A majority of states have been working to select a benchmark plan - a plan whose benefits will help define essential health benefits (EHB) for the individual and small group markets - by the third quarter of this year. Given this tight deadline, states have been sprinting to analyze their options, obtain stakeholder feedback, and recommend a plan to move forward.
This webinar provided an opportunity to hear from a panel of states on the steps they have taken to establish and define essential health benefits. In addition, the panel discussed how these experiences inform their ongoing efforts to define a Medicaid benchmark plan.
Key questions that were covered include:
- What plan did states choose and why?
- How did states incorporate stakeholder feedback into their processes and what did they hear from stakeholders?
- What were some of the most difficult benefits to address? How do states plan to meet pediatric dental, vision and habilitative coverage requirements?
- How will these benchmark plan choices for the private market influence choices for Medicaid benchmark plan?
Download the presentation slides or watch the recording below: