IT problems could unhinge exchanges

Information technology problems might represent the greatest obstacle to successfully implementing health insurance exchanges and could ultimately prove to be the undoing of the online marketplaces, FierceHealthIT reported.

"People fear that the technology piece is just not going to be quite there," Mila Kofman of Georgetown University's Health Policy Institute told Politico. "The states that want the state-based exchange might not be able to be certified."

Some experts are concerned about the interoperability of each states' exchange systems, while others worry that states won't be able to integrate with a yet-to-be-built federal data repository that will store information to help establish coverage eligibility. Article

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