Perhaps missed in the excitement over other wonderful things we have been finding out about health insurance reform, here is a snippet from the Institute of Medicine:
"At the request of the Secretary of HHS, the IOM is undertaking a study that will make recommendations on the criteria and methods for determining and updating the essential health benefits package."
At first I misread this. At first I misunderstood that the Institute of Medicine was asked to define essential medical services. I am relieved to find out instead that IOM has been assigned to work on the design of insurance benefits.