• Health Care Reform: Defining “Essential Health Benefits”
  • December 21, 2011 | Authors: Jennifer Spiegel Berman; Christopher E. Condeluci; Thora A. Johnson; Jessica E. Kuester
  • Law Firms: Venable LLP - Baltimore Office ; Venable LLP - Washington Office ; Venable LLP - Baltimore Office
  • On December 16, 2011, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight issued an Essential Health Benefits Bulletin (the “Bulletin”) providing information regarding how the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) intends to define “essential health benefits” under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (“PPACA”). The Bulletin does not include much additional detail on what constitutes an essential health benefit, but does include more information on how these benefits will be determined.