Timeline

Below is a high-level overview of the final QHP data submission and certification process timeline for plan year (PY) 2023, as outlined in the PY2023 QHP Data Submission and Certification Timeline bulletin.

PY2023 QHP Data Submission and Certification Timeline


Activity

Dates

QHP Application submission window opens

4/28/22

Early Bird Application Deadline: Optional Early Bird deadline for issuers to submit QHP Applications to CMS

5/18/22

CMS reviews Early Bird QHP Application data and releases results in the PM Community for issuers and states to review

5/19/22 – 6/10/22

HHS-approved QHP Enrollee Survey vendor securely submits the QHP Enrollee Survey response data to CMS on behalf of the QHP issuer1

5/20/22

QHP issuer submits the validated QRS clinical measure data, with attestation, to CMS via NCQA’s IDSS2

6/15/22

Initial Application Deadline: Initial deadline for issuers to submit QHP Applications to CMS, including machine-readable index URLs and Plan ID Crosswalk data

6/15/22

CMS reviews initial QHP Applications and releases results in the PM Community for issuers and states to review

6/16/22 – 7/15/22

Secondary Application Deadline: Deadline for issuers to submit their QHP Application Rates Table Templates to CMS; optional deadline for issuers to submit corrected QHP Application data to CMS

7/20/22

CMS reviews Rates Table Template data and resubmitted QHP Application data, and releases results in the PM Community for issuers and states to review

7/21/22 – 8/12/22

QHP issuers, Exchange administrators, and CMS preview the 2022 QHP quality rating information

August/September 2022

Issuer Plan Confirmation/Crosswalk Deadline: Issuers complete final plan confirmation and submit final Plan ID Crosswalk Templates in the PM Community

8/10/22 – 8/24/22

Final Application Deadline: Deadline for issuers to submit changes to their QHP Applications and to submit marketing URL data in the HIOS SSM

8/17/22

CMS reviews QHP Applications and releases results in the PM Community for issuers and states to review

8/18/22 – 9/12/22

CMS sends QHP Certification Agreements to issuers

9/13/22

QHP Agreement Signing Deadline: Issuers return signed QHP Certification Agreements to CMS

9/13/22 – 9/21/22

State Plan Confirmation Deadline: States complete final plan confirmation in the PM Community

9/13/22 – 9/21/22

Limited data correction window

9/15/22 – 9/16/22

Machine-Readable/URL Deadline: Deadline for issuers’ machine-readable data to be posted and marketing URLs to be live and active

9/21/22

CMS releases certification notices to issuers and states

10/4/22 – 10/5/22

Anticipated public display of QHP quality rating information

11/1/22

Open Enrollment begins

11/1/22



1QRS and QHP Enrollee Survey Technical Guidance for 2022, available at https://www.cms.gov/files/document/2022-qrs-and-qhp-enrollee-survey-technical-guidance.pdf.

2Each QHP issuer must submit and plan-lock its QRS clinical measure data by June 1 to allow the HEDIS® Compliance Auditor sufficient time to review, approve, and audit-lock all submissions by the June 15 deadline. There are no fees for QHP issuers associated with accessing and using the IDSS.