How to Use the Non-Discrimination Cost Sharing Review Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) provides issuers and states with a number of review tools to check QHP Application data for errors that would result in corrections following submission. The Non-Discrimination Cost Sharing Tool identifies and flags as outliers any plans that could potentially be discriminatory based on cost sharing values, compared to other plans in the state and nationally calculated thresholds. This video discusses the purpose of the tool, provides an overview of the tool’s layout, and walks viewers through running the tool using test data from the QHP Application templates. To learn more about the QHP certification process, visit


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