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Specialty Health Insurers Want Access to Exchanges

The National Association of Specialty Health Organizations is imploring state and U.S. officials to consider insurance for vision care, dental, physical therapy, and other services...
April 19, 2011

The National Association of Specialty Health Organizations is imploring state and U.S. officials to consider insurance for vision care, dental, physical therapy, and other services when writing rules for health insurance exchanges for small businesses and individuals. The Affordable Care Act did not specifically address most of these services, so specialty providers want to guarantee they have a role in the exchanges now being assembled. The association sought to shed a light on its members' services, including hearing, pharmacy benefit management, behavioral health, chiropractic and radiology management, in a letter to members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' Health Insurance and Managed Care Exchanges Subgroup.

Read about insurers seeking access to state exchange programs in Specialty Insurers Want Access to Exchanges (BestWire 4/21/11)

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