1332 Waivers and Health Centers
Emerging Issues #12
Resource Topic: Health Information Technology (HIT)/Data, Value-Based Health Care Transformation
Resource Subtopic: Value-Based Payment.
Year Developed: 2016
Resource Type: Publication
Primary Audience: Enabling Staff
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Resource Summary: This document offers an overview of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1332 waiver option (or “state innovation waiver”) and key information to help health centers engage in the development of state innovation waivers in their states. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Section 1332 waiver option (or “state innovation waiver”) allows states to request approval for their alternative approach to the ACA related to the health insurance marketplace and employer and individual mandates, beginning January 1, 2017. This resource is important to health centers in states developing 1332 waivers since these waivers may impact the health center. Two examples of important changes a waiver could influence relate to Qualified Health Plans’ network inclusion of essential community providers and requirements on Prospective Payment System rates.