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New Affordable Care Act Implementation FAQs Released

On April 20, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (?Ç£FAQs?Ç¥) addressing certain provisions under the Affordable Care Act, the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (?Ç£MHPAEA?Ç¥), and the Women?ÇÖs Health and Cancer Rights Act of 1998 (?Ç£WHCRA?Ç¥). The FAQs provide guidance on several topics, including coverage of colonoscopies and contraceptives, rescissions of coverage, disclosures required for claims related to out-of-network emergency services, coverage for individuals participating in approved clinical trials, reference-based pricing, various topics related to the MHPAEA, and coverage under the WHCRA.

The FAQs are available?áhere.

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