Linda Tiano Quoted in “Self-Sustaining? SBEs Eye New Funding, Leaner Budgets and Leased IT Systems”

Inside Health Insurance Exchanges

Linda V. Tiano, Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm's Washington, DC, and New York offices, was quoted in Inside Health Insurance Exchanges, in “Self-Sustaining? SBEs Eye New Funding, Leaner Budgets and Leased IT Systems.”

Following is an excerpt:

Linda Tiano, a member of the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at the law firm Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., agrees and says it would be helpful for CMS to lease some of its available infrastructure to states that want to operate their own exchanges. “The dollars being spent to create multiple systems with the same functionality are truly unnecessary, and it will continue to be costly for each state exchange to update, maintain and enhance the systems they have created,” she says. While licensing federal systems, states could still add enhancements if they have some different requirements, and have local input into operations, she says. …

The key to self-sustainability will be “significant volume,” says Tiano.