HHS publishes new rules on Medicaid expansion, exchanges

The 472-page regulation aims to streamline the process for determining who is eligible for the expanded Medicaid program, as well as the system for notifying applicants of eligibility decisions.


Cindy Mann, the director of the HHS Medicaid office, said the changes made by this regulation were expected and would not add new costs to states.

The regulation also offers states two options for evaluating whether residents have access to employer-sponsored insurance, and for processing appeals of denied claims.