November 22, 2013
HHS Gives Mixed Messages Regarding Federal Health Care Program-Status of Qualified Health Care Plans (QHPs)

On October 30, 2013, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a response letter clarifying whether Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) available on health insurance exchanges would be considered "federal health care programs" under the Social Security Act. Status as a federal health care program would subject arrangements involving QHPs to legal scrutiny under the federal Anti-Kickback statute. 

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