CMS’s piloting of a tool that would allow consumers to find out how narrow the physician networks are for the health plans they choose under the ACA seems to be getting smaller and smaller—the pilot, that is, not the tool. That tool would stamp 1 of 3 labels on health plans in the marketplace: basic, standard, or broad, reports Kaiser Health News. CMS originally wanted to launch the pilot in 35 states this fall. Then, in the summer, it said it would be available in six states. Now, that’s down to four: Maine, Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.
Source: Kaiser Health News