The Department of Health and Human Services has extended the deadline for states to submit detailed applications for their own Health Information Exchanges. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius sent letters to all state governors last week advising them of the new December 14, 2012 deadline.
The Affordable Care Act mandates that the states must have HIEs (essentially online marketplaces for health insurance shopping) in place by January 2014. Each state must still meet the original November 16, 2012 deadline to submit a Declaration Letter if it intends to set up its own state-based exchange, but the blueprints for such exchanges are not due until December 14. States pursuing an HIE partnership with the federal government will have until February 15, 2013 to submit their declaration letters and blueprints.
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