Regulatory roundup

More healthcare-related regulatory news for plan sponsors, including links to detailed information.

Agencies issue ACA implementation FAQs on limitations in cost sharing, provider non-discrimination
The U.S. Departments of Treasury, Labor (DOL), and Health and Human Services (HHS) have issued “FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XXVII).” The frequently asked questions (FAQs) discuss limitations on cost sharing under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and provider nondiscrimination.

To read the entire FAQ, click here.

DOL issues new model FMLA notices and medical certification forms
The DOL has published new model Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) notices and medical certification forms with an expiration date of May 31, 2018.

To view all the forms, click here.

HHS requests comments regarding the requirements for the health plan identifier
HHS has issued a request for public comments regarding the Health Plan Identifier (HPID), including requirements regarding health plan enumeration and the requirement to use the HPID in electronic health care transactions.

The HPID is a standard, unique health plan identifier required by HIPAA. On September 5, 2012, HHS published the final rule that adopts unique identifiers for health plans. HHS notes that, since the publication of the HPID final rule, the nation’s healthcare system has experienced sweeping changes, including implementation of the ACA’s marketplaces. Therefore, HHS requests public comment on certain points outlined in the information request.

To read the entire request, click here.