Amended by section 10101 of the Manager’s Amendment. Beginning with the 2010 plan year, working with States, HHS will establish a process for the annual review of unreasonable increases in health insurance premiums, including issuers’ submission to HHS of justification for unreasonable premium increases prior to implementation and public disclosure of this information by issuers and HHS. HHS will award grants to States during a 5-year period beginning with FY 2010 to support the rate review process. Appropriates $250M.
Separately, establishes Medical Reimbursement Data Centers for developing fee schedules for medical services, making healthcare cost information publicly available and other tasks.