There is a still a year to go before insurance Exchanges are implemented under the Affordable Care Act. However, the deadline for States to define the essential benefits to be covered is approaching on December 26. Of keen interest to the complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) disciplines, are whether the services provided by these licensed health professionals will be considered part of essential benefits and therefore subject to mandatory inclusion by health plans that wish to participate in the Exchanges.Continue reading this post...
Center for Health Policy & Leadership Blog
The Bastyr University Center for Health Policy and Leadership (CHPL) is a nonpartisan, University-based center dedicated to advancing the understanding of health policy and leadership issues. The Center:
- Creates on-campus and external opportunities for participation in "essential, generative conversations."
- Hosts prominent scholars and health practitioners in discussion-oriented events.
- Provides a forum for scholarly research on health policy and leadership issues.
- Encourages citizens to actively participate in public affairs through experiential programs.