New Fees Payable by Health Plan Sponsors and Insurers

One of the ways the 2010 Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) was designed to slow the growth of health care costs is through an emphasis on quality of care.  For instance, the ACA created a “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute,” which is charged with advancing research into comparative clinical effectiveness.  To fund this Institute, the ACA imposes a fee on both insured and self-funded health plans for the seven-year period from 2012 through 2019.


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