CMS hands states more power for waiver process

Modern Healthcare: The CMS on Monday handed state governors significant power to overhaul their insurance exchanges and changed the way it will evaluate so-called innovation waivers.

In a dramatic overhaul of the current 1332 waiver process, the CMS' new guidance said state legislatures will no longer have to approve waiver plans. Instead, governors will be able to take action on their own.

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