Agencies Writing Health Reform Rules Issue RFI on Preventive Services

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The federal agencies implementing health care reform issue a request for information on how group health plans and health insurance providers can deliver high-quality preventive care services cost-effectively under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The request for information, scheduled for publication in today's Federal Register, sets a Feb. 28 deadline for public responses. The RFI—issued by IRS, the Labor Department's Employee Benefits Security Administration, and the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight—requests information on “value-based insurance design” for delivering preventive health care services under PPACA.