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January 30, 2017

Today's Featured Story    

Enrollment Snapshot Suggests Big January Jump in MA Figures

Medicare Advantage enrollment as of the Jan. 1, 2017 payment date reached 19.4 million beneficiaries, or 33.9% of total Medicare-eligible individuals, according to CMS data posted Jan. 17. While the January figures typically do not provide a complete picture of what happened during the Annual Election Period (AEP), this year’s data indicate a large pickup of lives from December and may reflect some of the uncertainties faced by seniors around the November 2016 election, experts say.... Read Full Story


Today's AIS Health Datapoint

32% ... of Medicare eligibles are enrolled in a managed Medicare plan in 2016, while 68% are served by traditional fee-for-service Medicare.



People on the Move

HealthONE promoted Ryan Simpson to chief operating officer of Swedish Medical Center. He previously was COO at the Medical Center of Aurora…. MedAvante, Inc. appointed Susan Vallow vice president of Patient eSolutions. She joins MedAvante from GlaxoSmithKline where she was senior director and head of patient focused outcomes…. MC HealthWorks named Sean Annesley a sales director working with its commercial client base. Annesley held sales positions at Novartis, Sanofi US and Oxford Health Plans.


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