Nevada making moves on insurance exchange

Deltek Analyst Amanda White reports.

Nevada is making great strides in preparing a statewide health insurance exchange. The state’s health care reform planning group has been holding numerous meetings to discuss efforts toward the future exchange, and the state has completed an initial overview of health insurance exchange coverage and conducted background research on the commercial insurance market, publicly-subsidized medical assistance programs, and uninsured individuals.
Early this year, the state received $4.04 million in federal funding from the Level I Establishment Grant, and has been using the funds to develop a rules-based eligibility engine that will serve as the single, streamlined eligibility process for all medical assistance programs, including Medicaid, Nevada Check Up, and the exchange. Moreover, Nevada has also been using funding to prepare business and IT systems requirements for non-eligibility related functions of the exchange.
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