The Obama administration released a new set of rules recently for managed care plans under Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The document, clocking in at 1,425 pages, mostly strengthens and modernizes existing rules.
But there are some sweeping changes. Perhaps most notably, states now must set “maximum time and distance” standards to ensure that there are enough doctors in the right places. What the maximum time and distance will be is left up to the individual states to decide.
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