By Sam Baker - 10/03/11 11:24 AM EDT
Outside the legal arena, stakeholders are anxiously awaiting an Institute of Medicine report on essential health benefits, which the IOM is slated to release Friday. HHS will use the report to help define the package of essential benefits that all healthcare plans will have to offer beginning in 2014, though the IOM is focused on the process that private insurers use to define their benefit packages rather than on making specific recommendations.
And America’s Health Insurance Plans is holding another big conference in Washington, this time focused on state issues. The conference runs Thursday and Friday.