Monday, October 29, 2018

ACA Regulations Watch: What to Expect This Fall

From Health Affairs:
The past few months have been relatively quiet for regulatory changes under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Indeed, much of the attention has been focused on the courts as attorneys general, patient advocates, and others file lawsuits challenging, or defending, the ACA, and on Congress as members continue to debate protections for people with preexisting conditions ahead of the midterm elections. 
That could, however, change soon given the many ACA regulations currently pending at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) at the White House. This post highlights the regulations that are currently pending at OMB as well as those outlined in the recently released fall 2018 regulatory agenda. Although timing is never certain, the number of pending regulations sets up what is likely to be a very busy regulatory fall that coincides with the 45-day 2019 open enrollment period.