On March 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a Technical Fact Sheet summarizing provisions of the Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters final rule (the “Payment Rule”) recently issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”). Among other things, the Payment Rule (1) expanded on standards defined in prior rules regarding certain risk-shifting programs under PPACA and (2) set standards and provided additional information regarding PPACA’s medical loss ratios.  See our previous blog post on the Payment Rule, available here.  A copy of the Technical Fact Sheet is available here