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CMS announces DHS data sharing agreement for exchanges

August 16, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today announced plans to establish a computer matching agreement with the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to electronically access USCIS data to determine applicants’ eligibility for health coverage offered through the new health insurance exchanges. CMS will accept comments on the notice for 30 days after publication in the Aug. 19 Federal Register. Similar agreements with the Veterans Health Administration and Internal Revenue Service were announced Tuesday.