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IOM Recommends Criteria and Methods to Develop Essential Health Benefits Package that Balances Comprehensiveness with Affordability
Released: 10/6/2011

A new Institute of Medicine report provides the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with a set of criteria and methods to develop a package of essential health benefits that will cover many health care needs, promote medically effective services, and be affordable to purchasers.

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Essential Health Benefits: IOM Report to Release Oct. 7
Released: 10/3/2011

A new report by the Institute of Medicine, recommends criteria and methods to guide the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in developing and updating a package of essential health benefits that certain plans will have to cover per the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The report does not comment on whether any particular benefits should be included or excluded, as doing so would have been beyond the committee's charge.

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